202The Automaton ChroniclesNature 2018 (559): 473-475. 2018.A brief history of affective responses to AI.
192The Motivations and Risks of Machine EthicsProceedings of the IEEE 107 (3): 562-574. 2019.Many authors have proposed constraining the behaviour of intelligent systems with ‘machine ethics’ to ensure positive social outcomes from the development of such systems. This paper critically analyses the prospects for machine ethics, identifying several inherent limitations. While machine ethics may increase the probability of ethical behaviour in some situations, it cannot guarantee it due to the nature of ethics, the computational limitations of computational agents and the complexity of th…Read more
35The Whiteness of AIPhilosophy and Technology 33 (4): 685-703. 2020.This paper focuses on the fact that AI is predominantly portrayed as white—in colour, ethnicity, or both. We first illustrate the prevalent Whiteness of real and imagined intelligent machines in four categories: humanoid robots, chatbots and virtual assistants, stock images of AI, and portrayals of AI in film and television. We then offer three interpretations of the Whiteness of AI, drawing on critical race theory, particularly the idea of the White racial frame. First, we examine the extent to…Read more
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Leverhulme Centre for the Future of IntelligenceOther
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