Rise of the Moral Machines

20 May 2021
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Prof. Nigel Crook
Associate Dean: Research and Knowledge Exchange Founder and Co-Director of the Institute for Ethical Artificial

Can machines be programmed to know the difference between right and wrong? Can they be equipped with a ’moral compass’ to guide their behaviour? More specifically, can machines be moral agents? In this talk I will attempt to address these as I explore the work that is being done in the emerging field of ‘moral machines’.

Prof. Nigel Crook

My research interests include Ethical Artificial Intelligence, autonomous moral machiens, biologically inspired machine learning, embodied conversational agents and social robotics. In my most recent research I have been exploring how it might be possible to equip robots with a degree of moral competence. This would enable robots to recognise the moral consequences of their actions and be able to predict what kinds of behaviours are acceptable in a given situation. I am also working on other aspects of ethical AI, including developing systems that can explain the decision of trained machine learning models and automatic personality typing. I am founder of the Ethical AI institute at Oxford Brookes University (formal launch summer 2019). My work on robotics has attracted some media attention, including 16 appearances on regional, national and international television channels.

As ADRKE I lead and manage the implementation of the University Research and Knowledge Exchange strategy throughout the Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment. I develop and implement research and knowledge exchange initiatives, policies and systems which are designed to increase research capacity, the percentage of research judged externally as ‘world leading’, the interactions of research and knowledge exchange activities, and the exploitation and dissemination of our research for the benefits for our communities.As ADRKE I lead and manage the implementation of the University Research and Knowledge Exchange strategy throughout the Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment. I develop and implement research and knowledge exchange initiatives, policies and systems which are designed to increase research capacity, the percentage of research judged externally as ‘world leading’, the interactions of research and knowledge exchange activities, and the exploitation and dissemination of our research for the benefits for our communities.

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This facilitated workshop will use a metaphoric project story to provoke and carry the learning.

Date and time: 29 April, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Location: Webinar

Register: https://syo290421.eventbrite.co.uk/

Speaker

Andy Taylor – People Deliver Projects – Facilitator

Agenda

17:30 – Webinar starts
19:30 – Webinar ends

Synopsis

The Learning Goal

Getting underneath how stakeholder conversations can build engagement, ownership, and so transform delivery performance. How courage builds respect and vulnerability opens up trust, in the moment. Applying Emotional Intelligence to the real conversations of projects, and specifically when landing projects with stakeholders in ‘the business’.

The Experiential Format

Replacing live theatre with interactive video, this facilitated workshop will use a metaphoric project story to provoke and carry the learning. Around the story episodes, there will be audience interaction: In breakouts, polls and experimentation, where the audience can choose how they want the behaviour of the characters, and so the story, to change. No one will be bored, we promise.

Introducing

OPAQUE

People Deliver Projects has worked with over 100 organisations who they help to deliver projects and change. They can do process, but their real work focuses on behaviour: The conversations and relationships which help teams to deliver.

About the speaker

Andy Taylor – People Deliver Projects – Facilitator

Andy Taylor will be our facilitator. Managing Director of People Deliver Projects and a former project manager and sponsor in the Aerospace industry. He has worked in ‘change’ in different capacities for 36 years, and has long campaigned for people to be put back at the heart of projects and for consultants to prescribe less and trust their clients to own more.

People Deliver Projects is renowned for bringing learning to life, by replacing traditional training formats with live, creative learning experiences.

Our events are for adults aged 16 years and over.

This event is brought to you by: BCS South Yorkshire branch and BCS Project Management specialist group (PROMS-G)