Date: Thursday 25 March 2021
The Department of Philosophy in collaboration with the Student Philosophical Society is organising an online discussion as part of the On Campus Book Festival organised by The National Book Council.
The discussion will feature Dr Enrico Panai, a specialist in the Philosophy and Ethics of Information and Artificial Intelligence, in conversation with Francois Zammit, a doctoral candidate at the Department of Philosophy.
The aim of this discussion is to explore the role of philosophy as theory and practice in understanding technology and its role in human society. The panel members will evaluate the need for philosophers to address the issues and controversies raised by the current and future developments of AI and related technologies. Among other topical issues they will also discuss the need for ethical frameworks to direct and guide technological research, as well as the need to involve philosophers in the formulation of national and international policies on new and emerging technologies.
Enrico Panai is a consultant to large companies in the IT sector and the author of ‘Skip!’, which lays the ground for an innovative ecology of making or skipping projects drawing on scientific discoveries and many examples from everyday life. He was a visiting scholar at the Department of Philosophy during the academic year 2020/2021. Francois Zammit’s research explores the nexus between the ethical and political within the structures of economic and political institutions.
The discussion will be moderated by Dr Jean-Paul De Lucca, who coordinated the event on behalf of the Department of Philosophy.
The recorded discussion will be streaming on Thursday 25 March at 13:00.
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