Benjamin Gregg: “How Artificial Intelligence May One Day Threaten the Political Capacity of Human Intelligence”
"Benjamin Gregg talks about how some forms of artificial intelligence may one day threaten the political capacity of human intelligence."
- Speaker: Benjamin Gregg, University of Texas at Austin, USA
- Moderator: Stefan Woltran, CAIML TU Wien, Austria
About the Event
March 29, 2022
5:00 – 6:00 PM
There is no agreement as to what intelligence is, whether human or artificial (AI). But we can hardly wait for consensus in light of rapid developments in science and technology that generate urgent normative questions about how political communities might best to respond to those developments. I attempt to identify what I take to be the political capabilities of human intelligence (HI). For example, as members of political community, individuals need to be able, mutually, to attribute responsibility for actions. But some forms of AI eventually may threaten this capacity of HI. For example, AI might tempt citizens to outsource, to technology, forms of social integration that otherwise require the mutual attribution of responsibility among citizens. To be sure, AI in some cases can contribute positively to the tasks of social integration. And if there are political dangers, they will derive not from AI as such but rather from how humans deploy it.
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