Artificial Persons - breakthroughs in artificial intelligence and personhood
Can robots be persons? In this event we will discuss the implications of breakthroughs in artificial intelligence technology by considering the nature of another, older, kind of artificial person – the commercial corporation.
Commercial corporations are persons under the law, but they are immortal, possess superhuman abilities and can deploy resources and pursue objectives beyond the reach of any natural person. What does it mean, to treat an entity as a person? Does the presence of these artificial persons in our society affect how we relate to ourselves? How can we shape the development of artificial intelligence so that it reflects the interests of natural persons? These are some of the issues that will be discussed in this panel discussion with members from the Pufendorf IAS Advanced Study Group on Artificial Persons.
The panel will include the following researchers at Lund University:
- Blaženka Scheuer, Centre for Theology and Religious Studies
- Erik Persson, Department of Philosophy
- Gabriela-Alina Sauciuc – Department of Cognitive Science
- Jacek Malec – Department of Computer Science
- Valentin Jeutner – Faculty of Law
This panel discussion is organised by the Pufendorf IAS Advanced Study Group Artificial Persons, who aims to explore artificial personhood, and the implications of the interaction between corporations, AIs and human beings.
Read more about the Advanced Study group on the Pufendorf IAS website
This event is part of Lund University’s Future Week, 18-24 October 2021. View the whole program (in Swedish) – lu.se/framtidsveckan.
About the event
19 October 2021 10:00 to 11:30
The lecture hall at the Pufendorf IAS, Biskopsgatan 3, Lund
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