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Thursday, June 13 • 10:30am - 11:45am
Rights and Ethics: When technology knows how you feel

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A workshop to explore the ethical considerations and practices for technology that is ‘empathic’: able to measure, simulate or respond to emotions and other internal human states. Artificial intelligence systems that can determine your feelings based on signals such as facial expression, voice and internal physiology like heart rate, are now in major demand from tech companies, governments and others. The empathic interaction promised by these systems has great potential either to contribute to human flourishing, or apply subtle manipulations to exploit us. Workshop participants will: Gain an understanding of the current tools and processes for measuring and responding to human states. Analyse some scenarios for positive and negative outcomes. Discuss human rights in the context of empathic artificial intelligence. Discuss what practical measures can be taken to ensure ethical use of this technology. Together we will consider issues including: algorithmic bias, emotional nudging, the role of emotions in decision-making, as well as practical applications within health, safety, entertainment and more.

Thursday June 13, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Hannibal (Laico)

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