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Festival of Disruptive Thinking: AI, Ethics and Wellbeing - 29 November 2022

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The media abounds with exciting news about the advances and benefits of Artificial Intelligence (AI), as well as concerns such as AI replacing human labour, AI weapon systems and malfunctioning self-driving cars.

A less well appreciated worry is that AI may both amplify and reproduce human emotional and cognitive biases that evolved to help us cope with the environments of our distant ancestors, but may be less well-adapted to cultivating contemporary conceptions of our wellbeing and ethical responsibilities to others.

How can we ensure that AI does not undermine our wellbeing and ethical responsibilities? Join Dr Sanjay Modgil to explore the relationship between human psychology and AI, and how we might avoid these harms through innovative uses of AI and structures of governance.



Dr Sanjay Modgil is a Reader in Artificial Intelligence at the Department of Informatics in King's Faculty of Natural, Mathematical and Engineering Sciences. He is also a Visiting Professor at the Department of Philosophy, University of Milan. His teaching and research interests are in logic and the Philosophy and Ethics of Artificial Intelligence. 


This event is being delivered in collaboration with King's AI Institute and is part of the Entrepreneurship Institute’s ‘Festival of Disruptive Thinking’. The Festival is a week-long series of online events (21st – 25th November) showcasing and celebrating the disruptive thinking happening in and around King’s – from pushing forward new ideas, innovating and challenging a status quo. Join us and be inspired to be a change-maker! See other events in the series

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Sanjay Modgil

Sanjay Modgil

Reader in Artificial Intelligence

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