The Ethics of Generative AI & Conversational Agents

September 12, 2024 - September 13, 2024
Department of Philosophy, Ludwig Maximilians University

Munich
Germany

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  • Munich Center for Machine Learning (MCML)

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Technical University of Munich
University of Hong Kong
Delft University of Technology
University of Zürich

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The release of ChatGPT and DALL-E marked the beginning of the widespread use of generative AI. This technology, allowing us to create content such as text or images within seconds, now supports us with a range of tasks: from writing emails to brainstorming gift ideas, or creating art. It can support academics with writing papers, parents with entertaining their children, and it might even be used in psychiatric contexts to provide mental health advice. We also increasingly interact with conversational generative AI in communicating with virtual assistants or chatbots used in customer service.

The increasing reliance on and interaction with conversational agents and generative AI raises a host of ethical issues. In which areas, and to what extent, is it reasonable for us to rely on content provided by AI? Where does our reliance involve too great dangers? Moreover, who deserves the credit for the content created by AIs? And who should be blamed, if the created content is harmful or false?

What are some of the dangers of our increasing interaction with conversational AIs? Can we, in the first place, be truly said to interact with them? If we can’t, then what are some of the potential risks of our believing that we can interact with AIs?

This conference explores these, and other ethical issues posed by generative artificial intelligence and conversational agents. It brings together academic researchers and AI ethics practitioners to examine the ethics of generative AI in general, as well as studying the specific challenges this new technology poses in industrial settings.


The conference is kindly sponsored by the Munich Center for Machine Learning and jointly organised by LMU's research group in the ethics of AI (Prof. Dr. Sven Nyholm, Dr. Benjamin Lange and Lara Maszynski) and the Munich Center for Machine Learning (Dr. Carina Geldhauser).

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September 2, 2024, 1:00pm CET

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