Psychology Colloquium Lecture: Dr. Shank speaks on The Perceived Morality of Artificially Intelligent Agents

Title: The Perceived Morality of Artificially Intelligent Agents
Speaker: Dr. Daniel Shank, Psychology
Location/Time: Monday Oct 15th, 1-2pm, Butler-Carlton 318

Do people perceive AIs to be moral wrongdoers? Are AIs attributed morality differently from humans? Does this change for human-AI teams? When do people perceive AIs as having a mind? When do people perceive AIs as committing a moral wrong? Four studies begin to address these questions. Two experimental studies show people’s reactions to real-life media-publicized events where AIs’ actions led to moral violation outcomes. Two qualitative studies reveal when people perceive an AI to have a mind or to commit a moral wrong in their everyday personal interactions with it.

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