Public Lecture Series on Robotics in Society
2016 Lecture - The Ethical Roboticist
Professor Alan Winfield, University of West of England
Like any transformative technology, intelligent robotics has the potential for huge benefit, but is not without ethical or societal risk. In this lecture I will explore two questions:-
- Firstly, the increasingly urgent question of the ethical use of robots: are there particular applications of robots that should be proscribed, in eldercare, or surveillance, or war fighting for example? When intelligent autonomous robots make mistakes – as they inevitably will, who should be held to account?
Come and join us. The event is free but registration is essential.
- Secondly, I will consider the longer-term question of whether intelligent robots themselves could or should be ethical. Seventy years ago Isaac Asimov created his fictional Three Laws of Robotics. Is there now a realistic prospect that we could build a robot that is Three Laws Safe?
When: Monday, 27th June 2016, 4.30pm-7.00pm
Where: Victoria Gallery & Museum, Ashton Street, Liverpool L69 3DR