In Conversation with Dr Claire Benn: Artificial intelligence and ethics


Dr Claire Benn


Virtual event


Thursday, 15 October, 2020 - 16:00 to 17:00

Algorithms are everywhere. They are being used to determine if you can get a loan, the price of your insurance and the news that you see, as well as the functioning of robots in industry, care facilities, on our streets and in our skies. It is easy to suppose that the computations behind these technologies are far better than relying on the prejudices and inclination of human decision-makers. But is the seemingly objective nature of data and artificial intelligence (AI) misleading?

Dr Claire Benn believes that AI is permeated with ethical assumptions and values. And in this morally imperfect world, artificial intelligence holds up a mirror that amplifies and expands the moral flaws, limits and failings of the humans it lives amongst.

In our next In Conversation event, Dr Claire Benn will join Dr Jason Ketter, Head of Advancement at the Australian National University (ANU) College of Asia and the Pacific, to explore the sampling of ethical issues with which AI is infused.

We encourage you to register for this event and join us in a captivating discussion about artificial intelligence and ethics.

Please submit any questions you have for Dr Benn in advance via the registration form, or email This event will be recorded. For those unable to attend, a copy of the recording can be supplied on request.

Following the discussion, you will have the opportunity to join breakout rooms for more intimate conversations with other alumni and friends of ANU. If you wish to participate, please complete an additional registration form.




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