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A Responsibility of Computing Individuals

A talk on the ethics of internet technologies with Alexei Grinbaum (Institute of Research into the Fundamental Laws of the Universe, CEA-Saclay, France).

Humans and intelligent machines share a surprising world of computation in which technical objects are not simple things. In this paper, Alexei Grinbaum argues that they are individuals but not persons and their condition is characterized by the relation of knowledge rather than that of ownership. He makes a case for using noxal surrender, a concept from Roman law, to describe the type of responsibility in the user-AI interaction associated with expert knowledge.



Monday, April 25, 2016. 05:15 PM


Stanford Humanities Center Board Room