This talk takes a scientific look at the cultural phenomena behind the #tags many people associate with AI ethics and regulation. Prof. Joanna Bryson will introduce the concept of public goods, show how these relate to sustainability, and then provide a quick review of three recent results concerning:
- What trust is, where it comes from, what it's for, and how AI might alter it;
- Where bias in language comes from, what it's for, and whether AI might and should be used to alter it;
- Where polarisation comes from, what it was for historically, and how we should deal with it in the present day.
Joanna Bryson is expert in intelligence — both natural and artificial. With degrees in Social and Computer Sciences from Chicago, Edinburgh and MIT, her scientific research appears in venues from reddit to Science, and her policy voice is heard in the UN, EU, CoE, OSCE, OECD and GPAI. Since February 2020, Bryson has been Professor of Ethics and Technology at Hertie School of Governance, Berlin.