ELSI Centre, Chuo University organized a webinar to commemorate signing “The Rome Call for AI Ethics”
Date & Time: 1st March 20:00 -21:30 (US EST,UTC-5)
Theme：”What is AI Ethics for Human Dignity？”
Organizer: ELSI Center/Research Promotion Office, Chuo University
Opening Remarks:Prof. Susumu Hirano, Dean, Faculty of Global Informatics Chuo University
Keynote 1:Prof. Joseph Glover, Provost, University of Florida
“Emerging AI Ethics Questions in Higher Education”
Keynote 2:Prof. Takehiro Ohya, Faculty of Law, Keio University
“Choice of Person with Dignity, or Person's Choice with Dignity?”
Moderator: Prof. Osamu Sudo, Director, ELSI Centre, Chuo University
Panelist: Prof. Joseph Glover, Provost, University of Florida
Prof. Takehiro Ohya, Faculty of Law, Keio University
Prof. Susumu Hirano, Dean, Faculty of Global Informatics Chuo University
Prof. Kaori Ishii, Deputy Director, ELSI Center, Chuo University
Closing Remarks:Prof.Toshikazu Kato, Vice President/Director of Research Promotion Office, Chuo University
ELSI (Ethical, Legal and Social Implications) Centre, Chuo University organized webinar on “What is AI Ethics for Human Dignity?”. This is to commemorate signing of “Rome Call for AI Ethics” at the Global University Summit last October. We are the First and Only University in Japan signed this Call.
The Call is the regulatory framework proposal on artificial intelligence to promote a sense of shared responsibility among international organizations, Governments, institutions, and the private sector to create a future in which digital innovation and technological progress grant mankind its centrality.
Prof. Glover from the University of Florida indicated the actual issue on AI ethics in the university and touched on ethical principles of generative AI, saying not only necessary to protect Human Dignity, but they are also necessary to protect the democratic social structures.
Prof. Ohya form Keio University sat the theme as "Choice of Person with Dignity, or Person's Choice with Dignity?". It is important to create a substantive environment and devise mechanisms in which the individual can make dignified choices.
In the discussion, Prof. Sudo asked about the utilization of Chat GPT in higher education and panelists shared their opinion according to their expertise. The rapid utilization of AI in the future for the expressive aspect of the work is expected. However, panelists suggested that AI cannot replace creativity and imagination in terms of content, and that educational institutions should consider ways to develop evaluation criteria and abilities for the expressed works.
Based on Rome Call for AI Ethics, ELSI Center in Chuo University, along with everyone who participated in this webinar, would like to think deeply about the relationship between AI and humans, and keep discussion on various issues facing future society and their solutions.