The accelerated development of robotics technologies and their permeation in most aspects of our lives in recent years have raised many ethical issues, which are largely debated in the society at large. The purpose of this Ethics Forum at ICRA 2017 is to stimulate the reflection within our robotics community on such questions, in particular
- Are robots 'stealing' jobs from human workers? Do we bear any responsibility in the so-called 'technological unemployment'?
- Are robotic weapons 'ethical'? What are our responsibilities and what role should we play in the societal debates on robotic weapons?
Prominent speakers from academia and NGOs will share their ideas and engage the audience on these questions through their presentations, panel discussion, and interaction with the floor.
Thursday - June 1, 2017
Venue: Room 4211/4212 (Level 4)
|1610 – 1725||ETHICS FORUM
Chair: Quang-Cuong Pham, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Co-Chairs: Ludovic Righetti, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Germany; Raja Chatila, Past President, IEEE RAS (2014 – 2015) & Director of Research, CNRS, France
|1610 – 1620||IEEE global initiative for ethical considerations in AI and autonomous systems
Raja Chatila, Past President, IEEE RAS (2014 – 2015) & Director of Research, CNRS, France
|1620 – 1635||Robotics and Anthropomorphism: the need to deconstruct the discourse
Jean-Paul Laumond, Director of Research, CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research)
|1635 – 1655||On the open letter for the ban of autonomous weapons and the survey on impacts of Robotics and AI on jobs
Toby Walsh, Professor, University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia
|1655 – 1725||Panel Discussion