The School of Computer Science, UCD would like to invite registrations for the 2nd Workshop on Implementing Machine Ethics, to take place on 30-June-2020. Participation is welcome from practitioners, professionals, junior researchers, and senior academics, who have an interest in the technological, political, social, legal and philosophical implications of concrete implementations of ethics in machines. The workshop is free to attend, but we request registration to allow for participant-management. Please feel free to spread the word to others you think might be interested.

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The list of scheduled talks can be found at:

The Workshop deliberately avoids discipline-specific tracks to allow participants from multiple disciplines to interact and exchange views. Presentations will be on the following themes / questions:

  • Are ethics expressible in algorithmic form?
  • Who is responsible for ethical violations by a machine?
  • Can ethical behaviour be guaranteed or verified in computational media?
  • Relationships between humans and machines in the presence of hybrid actions
  • Social implications of trust, and dependence on cognitive assemblages
  • Can ethical responsibility be assigned when decision-making is distributed?
  • Do ethically-capable machines have rights? Where do these stand in relation to human-rights?

The main thrust of the workshop will be on bringing multiple perspectives to bear on an acceptable description of ethical machines. The talks and discussion will be devoted to synthesising a joint multi-faceted notion of ethical machines around the themes and questions listed above.