ICRA 2020 Workshop: "How will Autonomous Robots and Systems Influence Society? Debate from technological, philosophical, ethical, legal, and social implications perspectives"

Date: June 4th, 2020, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Central European Time)

Place: Zoom Webinar

Fee: Free of charge


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=== Overview ===

In recent years, AI and robotics technologies have been empowering artificial systems and robots with a certain kind of “autonomy.” It’s time to reconsider the meaning of “autonomy” in artificial systems from not only technological aspect, but from more broader perspectives such as moral, ethical, legal and social ones. In this workshop, speakers will show their thoughts and ideas on the issues from diverse perspectives: technological (robotics, AI, neuroscience, psychology, cognitive science and so on), philosophical, ethical, legal, and social implications aspects. The aim of this workshop is to share the idea to solve the potential issues of the current and future autonomous robots and systems. Further, we aim to design AI and autonomous systems with human capabilities (such as abstract thinking and adaptability) and beliefs (such as trust and acceptability) in mind.

In light of COVID-19, this workshop will be held virtually on Zoom and free to participate.

=== Program ===
9:00 – 9:15 Minoru Asada (Osaka University)
“Opening key note address: Autonomy in machines and humans”

9:15 – 9:30 Raja Chatila (Sorbonne Universite)
“Why endowing machines with legal personality is not technologically grounded and is morally flawed”

9:30 – 9:45 Phillip Morgan (Cardiff University)
“Risk assessing robots and AI through what about humans? Challenges and opportunities in developing safe and secure cyber systems”

9:45 – 10:00 Giulio Mecacci (Delft University of Technology)
“Varieties of responsibility gap with autonomous system”

10:00 – 10:15 Discussion 1

10:15 – 10:45 Peter-Paul Verbeek
“Technology and society (tentative)”

10:45 – 11:00 Francois Goulette (MINES ParisTech)
“Is the “trolley dilemma” an ill-posed problem?”

11:00 – 11:15 Tatsuhiko Inatani (Kyoto University)
“The rule of law after humanism”

11:15 – 11:30 Dylan Jones (Cardiff University)
“Thought, systems thinking, critique of game theory, blame and trust”

11:30 – 12:00 Discussion 2

=== Organizers ===
Minoru Asada (Osaka University)
Raja Chatila (Sorbonne Universite)
Tatsuhiko Inatani (Kyoto University)
Phillip Morgan (Cardiff University)
Yuji Kawai (Osaka University)

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