Artificial intelligence has developed from mathematical abstractions to influential advisors of daily life. With the help of algorithms, companies expect significant efficiency gains, and governments recognize opportunities to make better decisions by evaluating data with the help of algorithms.
On top of this euphoria, there have long been concerns and discussions about the proper use of AI. For example, statistical models for everything from mortgages to university admissions can reflect racial and gender biases. Potential biases raise the question of how AI can be designed to prevent such unethical discrimination. Meanwhile, users manipulate algorithms to "game" search engines, spam filters, online reviewing services, and navigation apps. Again, this raises the question of how we interact with algorithms and how far Algorithms' suggestions can shift our ethics.
With the new open online speaker series Artificial intelligence, ethics, and society, we would like to broaden the discussion around the societal implications of artificially intelligent systems and talk to experts and researchers. For this purpose, we have invited four excellent speakers who dedicate their professional life to the most pressing questions of our century.
We invite everybody from the WHU community broadly interested in artificial intelligence to join our series and engage in the discussions! Please register below!
- Acemoglu, Daron. Redesigning AI. MIT Press, 2021.
- Kearns, Michael, Aaron Roth. Ethical Algorithm: The Science of Socially Aware Algorithm Design, 2020.
Your host - Assistant Professor Rainer Michael Rilke
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Since May 2016, Dr. Rainer Michael Rilke has acted as assistant professor for 'Business Economics' at the IHK-Chair for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises at WHU. His particular focus of research is in the field of “Behavioral Business Ethics”. Dr. Rilke tries to answer pressing questions like „What kind of incentives influence unethical behavior of employees? What are potential motives of employees, who tend to behave unethically? What can firms do in order to prevent these tendencies?” The basis of Dr. Rilke’s work is behavioral economics and uses field- and laboratory experiments to approach his research questions.