The Ethics of AI

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Autonomous driving, industrial production, medical diagnosis, stock market investments, warfare – Artificial Intelligence is penetrating and revolutionizing countless aspects of our lives right down to selecting which TV program to watch. Its use and impact however raise questions of responsibility and morality: How is AI affecting our societies? How trustworthy are AI-based systems? Where should we set limits?

The sixth DWIH Coffee Talk will focus on the ethics of AI. Moderator Axel Karpenstein (DAAD) is in discussion with Prof. Dr. Shoko Suzuki (Kyoto University / RIKEN) and Prof. Dr. Ute Schmid (University of Bamberg), together they set out to explore the ethical questions involved in the use of artificial intelligence and to examine how recent research can help us fathom the social, economic, as well as environmental impact and create guiding principles.

Date: Monday, December 06, 2021

Time: 17:00-18:00 (JST) / 09:00-10:00 (CET)

Language: English / Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation)

Recording (English):

Recording (Japanese):

Podcast (English): Anchor / Apple PodcastSpotify / Google Podcasts

Event Information

December 6, 2021, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Organizer(s): German Centre for Research and Innovation Tokyo (DWIH Tokyo)


Prof. Dr. Shoko Suzuki, Kyoto University / RIKEN Institute of Physical and Chemical Research
ORCID / Profile at Kyoto U / Profile at RIKEN



Prof. Dr. Ute Schmid, Cognitive Systems Group, University of Bamberg
LinkedIn / ORCID / ResearchGate / Profile at Bamberg U




Axel Karpenstein, Senior Research Officer, German Academic Exchange (DAAD)

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