Schlagworte: Workshop

Chatbots as Moral and Immoral Machines

The papers of the CHI 2019 workshop „Conversational Agents: Acting on the Wave of Research and Development“ (Glasgow, 5 May 2019) are now listed on The extended abstract by Oliver Bendel (School of Business FHNW) entitled „Chatbots as Moral and Immoral Machines“ can be downloaded here. The workshop brought together experts from all over the world who are working on the basics of chatbots and voicebots and are implementing them in different ways. Companies such as Microsoft, Mozilla and Salesforce were also present. Approximately 40 extended abstracts were submitted. On 6 May, a bagpipe player opened the four-day conference following the 35 workshops. Dr. Aleks Krotoski, Pillowfort Productions, gave the first keynote. One of the paper sessions in the morning was dedicated to the topic „Values and Design“. All in all, both classical specific fields of applied ethics and the young discipline of machine ethics were represented at the conference. More information via

Moralische Roboter

Die Stanford University widmet sich im Frühjahr 2016 der Maschinenethik. Vom 21. bis 23. März findet der Workshop „Ethical and Moral Considerations in Non-Human Agents“ im Rahmen der AAAI Spring Symposia statt. Keynote-Speaker sind Ron Arkin (Georgia Institute of Technology), Maja Matarić (University of Southern California) und Luis Moriz Pereira (Universidade Nova de Lisboa). Organisiert wird der Workshop von Bipin Indurkhya (Jagiellonian University, Krakau) und Georgi Stojanov (The American University of Paris). Im Call for Papers heißt es: „Our machines are tasked with ever more autonomous decisions that directly impact on the well-being of other humans. There is a very real need to imbue our AI creations with a robust moral sense that real people would recognize as a functional model of human morality.“ Themen sind „Modeling evolution and emergence of moral norms“, „Designing moral regulations for autonomous systems“, „Role of analogies and metaphors in moral reasoning and argumentation“ und „Ontologies for moral and ethical reasoning“. Papers müssen bis 5. Oktober 2015 eingereicht werden. Weitere Informationen über


Abb.: Hat dieser Roboter so etwas wie Moral?

AI and Ethics

In Austin (Texas, USA) finden vom 25. bis 26. Januar 2015 die „Workshops at the Twenty-Ninth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-15)“ statt. Auf der Website werden zum „W01 – AI and Ethics“ mediale Aussagen wie „Artificial Intelligence Is Changing the World, and Humankind Must Adapt“ und „Physicist Louis Del Monte believes that by 2045 machines will threaten human survival“ zitiert. Vor diesem Hintergrund heißt es: „The goal of this workshop is to provide a forum to discuss the ethical questions implicit in such headlines, which go to the centre of the quest to build AI systems with potentially super-human intelligence.“ Es werden sowohl informations- und technikethische als auch maschinenethische Bereiche behandelt, z.B. „AI as a threat to or saviour for humanity“, „Safeguards necessary within AI research“, „Autonomous agents in the military“, „Autonomous agents in commerce and other domains“ und „Mechanisms to ensure moral behaviours in AI systems“. Weitere Informationen sind über erhältlich.