Robot Ethics Unit 3: An Overview of Ethical Frameworks for AI
This unit will look at some of the more recent ethical frameworks proposed for robotics and AI.
All prices shown are exclusive of VAT which will be added at checkout.
Alan Winfield is Professor of Robot Ethics at the University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol, UK, Visiting Professor at the University of York, and Associate Fellow of the Cambridge Centre for the Future of Intelligence. He received his PhD in Digital Communications from the University of Hull in 1984, then co-founded and led NEC Software Solutions until taking-up appointment at UWE, Bristol in 1992. Alan co-founded the Bristol Robotics Laboratory where his current research is focused on the science, engineering and ethics of cognitive robotics.
Alan is passionate about communicating research and ideas in science, engineering and technology; he led UK-wide public engagement project Walking with Robots, awarded the 2010 Royal Academy of Engineering Rooke medal for public promotion of engineering. For some years he was director of UWE’s Science Communication Unit. A frequent commentator for the press and media, he was a guest on the BBC Radio 4 series The Life Scientific and interviewed for BBC News HARDtalk.
Alan is an advocate for robot ethics; he sits on the executive of the IEEE Standards Association Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems, and chairs Working Group P7001, drafting a new IEEE standard on Transparency of Autonomous Systems. He is also a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global AI Council. Alan has published over 250 works, including Robotics: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2012); he lectures widely on robotics, presenting to both academic and public audiences, and blogs at http://alanwinfield.blogspot.com/
• Appreciate the many ethical frameworks for robotics and AI proposed since 2017.
• Understand what an ethical framework is, and what it does and does not offer.
• Gain a deeper understanding of four of the ethical frameworks recently published.