Deontec is a website dedicated to the discussion of ethical issues arising from the creation of Artificial Intelligence.
The ethical issues considered on this site will broadly fall under two categories:
- AI Safety. The creation of artificial general intelligence that surpasses human-level intelligence – so called “superintelligence” – could pose an existential threat to humanity. To minimise this risk, we must consider questions such as:
- What values might we want AI agents to have?
- How might we teach AI agents to have these values?
- What policies and governance structures might we want to implement to ensure that AI is developed in a safe manner?
- The Impact of AI on Society. The emergence of AI will likely have profound effects on society. We’ll consider questions about these effects, including:
- How will AI affect the future of work and employment?
- How can we ensure that decisions made by AI algorithms are transparent and fair?
- What legal and moral status might AI agents have?