As artificial intelligence and autonomous machines become increasingly important, it is crucial to examine the ethics, morals, and explainability of these systems. To gain better understanding, we are starting an AI and ethics reading group. We will explore both foundational and recent literature on AI and ethics.

The group will be MIT-wide to encourage a community discussion. What are the pressing AI ethics questions of today? How can the MIT community contribute to this field?

If you are interested, please join our mailing list or fill out the interest form.

Most recent meeting

The most recent meeting was Wednesday Dec 12, 2018 from 6:30pm - 8:00pm in room 32-144.

We discussed how organizations create automated systems, and how they are or could be held accountable. Our readings were:

  1. AI Now 2018 Report, section 2.3 (Why Ethics is Not Enough) and section 3.7 (Research and Organizing: An Emergent Coalition)
  2. Corporate Accountability by Lucy Suchman
  3. Google’s AI Principles
  4. Optional

Looking ahead

We are in the process of determining our meeting dates for Spring 2019. Please check back for details or join our mailing list.

Our planned meeting dates for this semester were:

  • October 24th
  • November 7th
  • November 28th
  • December 12th

If you have articles or papers you would like to discuss or are interested in leading a future reading group meeting, please contact ai-ethics-admin [at] mit [dot] edu