13th March 2018

Exeter Fellow Professor Luciano Floridi appointed chair of the Scientific Committee of AI4People

Exeter College Professorial Fellow Luciano Floridi has been appointed the chair of the Scientific Committee of AI4People, Europe’s first global forum on the social impacts of artificial intelligence (AI).

Professor Floridi is Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information at the Oxford Internet Institute, Director of the Digital Ethics Lab, and now chair of AI4People.

Launched in November 2017 with a three year roadmap, the goal of AI4People is to create a common public space for laying out the founding principles, policies and practices on which to build a “good AI society”. It is a multi-stakeholder forum, bringing together those interested in shaping the impact of new applications of AI, including the European Commission, the European Parliament, civil society organisations, industry and the media.

The goals of AI4People include identifying the core values that should inform an ethical framework supporting a preferable development of AI; designing a European ethical framework for “good AI society”; and recommending actionable measures for successful implementation of the framework.

Among Professor Floridi’s work surrounding AI are two papers he has co-authored and published in the journal Science Robotics. They are “Transparent, explainable, and accountable AI for robotics” and, most recently, “The grand challenges of Science Robotics”.

AI4People will present the results of its first year’s work at the Summit on Artificial Intelligence at the European Parliament in Brussels in October 2018.

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