Dr Edward Anstead, Computing; Jules Spain, Goldsmiths Data Protection Officer; Dr Clea Bourne, MCC; Professor Matthew Fuller, MCC
We need to look no further than the media hype surrounding text generation models such as ChatGPT to realise that Artificial Intelligence (AI) and associated notions such as artificial general intelligence are becoming increasingly impactful in our world.
Research Ethics & AI: A Roundtable allows colleagues across Goldsmiths to share reflections on AI, suggest critical pathways through the field, and raise practical, theoretical and creative questions about it.
The roundtable seeks to identify emergent ethical challenges for theory, research and other forms of knowledge creation - automated decision-making, algorithmic cultures, and the like - that work directly with AI and the legal and data protection issues associated with these technologies. We hope the roundtable will interrogate the ethics of AI from a range of disciplinary perspectives, seeking to understand better how interdisciplinary research can shape an ethical agenda in relation to AI technologies, their cultural representation and computational or sociological possibilities and limitations. The roundtable hopes to establish new synergies as well as to build upon connections among colleagues at Goldsmiths, through exploration of a range of questions such as:
- What are the ethical limitations and opportunities posed by AI to research, theory and practice? What can be learned from current experience of large language models such as ChatGPT?
- How might the general principles of ethical AI be applied to research ethics, and how might they be further shaped and interrogated from different disciplinary perspectives?
- What are some of the working assumptions about ethical research in contexts of AI (including those shaped by media hype, discourse and politics) and how might these be challenged?
- What is the current data protection legislation on AI? What are some of the more challenging and contentious questions in this policy area?
- How can research participants and other stakeholders be informed and protected from the risks of research involving AI?
- What kind of ethical frameworks, concepts or philosophies might best address the new political formations – such as data colonialism - in which AI is being mobilised?
Organised by Dr Edward Anstead, Professor Anna Traianou and Dr Sarah Cefai from the Research Ethics and Integrity Sub-Committee (REISC) and Digital Cultures Unit, Goldsmiths, University of London. For further information, contact Edward (E.Anstead@gold.ac.uk).
All researchers, practitioners and doctoral students with an interest in a collaborative exploration of the risks and opportunities posed by AI are welcome.
Dates & times
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|28 Jun 2023||2:00pm - 4:00pm|
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