Ethics in AI Colloquium - Why Do We Expect More of Machines Than We Do of Ourselves?

Justice Fraser Colloquium
Ethics in AI Colloquium - Why Do We Expect More of Machines Than We Do of Ourselves?

A link to the recording will be available soon from this page.

Available to read is an overview of the event written by Konrad Ksiazek, (DPhil Student in Law at Balliol College, University of Oxford, Affiliated Student at the Institute for Ethics in AI).

The Institute for Ethics in AI will bring together world-leading philosophers and other experts in the humanities with the technical developers and users of AI in academia, business and government. The ethics and governance of AI is an exceptionally vibrant area of research at Oxford and the Institute is an opportunity to take a bold leap forward from this platform.

Every day brings more examples of the ethical challenges posed by AI; from face recognition to voter profiling, brain machine interfaces to weaponised drones, and the ongoing discourse about how AI will impact employment on a global scale. This is urgent and important work that we intend to promote internationally as well as embedding in our own research and teaching here at Oxford.


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Mr Justice Fraser was educated at Harrogate Grammar School in Yorkshire and St John’s College at the University of Cambridge (where he took both an MA in Law and a LL.M). He was called to the Bar in 1989 by Middle Temple and practised from Atkin Chambers between 1990 and 2015 when he was appointed to the King’s Bench Division. As a barrister he specialised in international arbitration, technology, engineering and construction disputes. He was appointed a Recorder of the Crown Court in 2002 and QC in 2009. He sits both as a judge of the Technology and Construction Court (being judge in Charge from 2017 to 2020) and the Commercial Court.


Caroline Green

Dr Caroline Green is an Early Career Research Fellow in Ethics and AI (Human Rights and AI) at the Institute of Ethics in AI, University of Oxford. Caroline has a background in Human Rights and Social Care, having previously worked as a Research Fellow at King’s College London’s Health and Social Care Workforce Research Unit. Her research focuses on the human rights ramifications of integrating AI into the provision of health and social care, particularly for older people and/or people living with dementia.  Caroline is also particularly interested in the co-production of research with stakeholders in health and social care, including people living with dementia and care service providers.  

Dr Linda Eggert

Dr Linda Eggert is an Early Career Fellow in Philosophy. Linda’s work spans a range of topics in moral and political philosophy, as well as the philosophy of law. Linda is especially interested in duties to rescue; the ethics of defensive harming; issues of global and rectificatory justice; and the ethics of artificial intelligence and digital technologies. Much of her research concerns areas where these fields overlap. 

Linda completed her DPhil at Oxford in 2021. Before joining the Institute for Ethics in AI, Linda was an Interdisciplinary Ethics Fellow at the McCoy Center for Ethics in Society at Stanford University. Before that, Linda was a Fellow-in-Residence at the Edmond & Lily Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University. Since 2019, Linda has also been a Technology & Human Rights Fellow with Harvard’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy.

Dr Eggert has been awarded an Associate Professorship in Philosophy (Ethics in AI) in association with a Tutorial Fellowship at St Edmund Hall. This role commences in September 2024.

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Professor John Tasioulas

Professor John Tasioulas, the inaugural Director for the Institute for Ethics and AI, and Professor of Ethics and Legal Philosophy, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford. He was previously the inaugural Chair of Politics, Philosophy & Law and Director of the Yeoh Tiong Lay Centre for Politics, Philosophy & Law at The Dickson Poon School of Law, Kings College London. Professor Tasioulas has degrees in Law and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne, and a D.Phil in Philosophy from the University of Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. He was previously a Lecturer in Jurisprudence at the University of Glasgow, Reader in Moral and Legal Philosophy at the University of Oxford, where he taught from 1998-2010, and Quain Professor of Jurisprudence at University College London. He has also acted as a consultant on human rights for the World Bank and is a member of the International Advisory Board of the European Parliament's Panel for the Future of Science and Technology (STOA). He has published widely in moral, legal, and political philosophy.