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Exploring the ethics of artificial intelligence

Sam Rowe for NPR

A Google engineer has claimed that the company’s artificial intelligence application is sentient, leaving many to wonder about the role of A-I in our lives.

Today, we explore the ethics of artificial intelligence, and what the future looks like for this complicated technology.

University of Toronto Professor Dr. Karina Vold, a philosopher of cognitive science and artificial intelligence joins us.

Do you notice AI in your life? It might be more present than you think.


  • Dr. Karina Vold: Professor at the University of Toronto’s Institute for History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
  • Reid Blackman: Founder and CEO of Virtue, an AI ethics consultancy and author of the forthcoming book “Ethical Machines”

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