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Carnegie Council Podcasts

Dec 13, 2022

All Things Have Standing is a course in human psychology and the ethics of artificial intelligence and environmental law inspired by a powerful idea from the audio drama Spark Hunter—that all things have ethical standing. All Things Have Standing is presented by Carnegie Council in collaboration with Fighter Steel Education. Inspired by a futuristic story of a highly advanced AI experiencing existential crisis, All Things Have Standing explores, with leading scholars, AI and environmental ethics, the psychology and philosophy which underlie them, and the extraordinary challenges they raise for the global community. The first three parts, entitled "Our Stories," "Others’ Stories," and "Earth's Stories," were published over the last few weeks. The final part, “Future Stories,” is all available today in seven sections on this podcast. After an introduction from Professor Sheldon Solomon, scholar Wendell Wallach and Professor Shannon Vallor lead an exploration of the ethics of creating, deploying, and living with artificial general intelligence or AGI—machines with human level cognition and emotional intelligence, or better. Wallach is also Carnegie-Uehiro Fellow at Carnegie Council, where he co-directs the Artificial Intelligence & Equality Initiative (AIEI).

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