Many discussions are taking place at the moment about Artificial Intelligence (AI), about ways AI may benefit mankind and about risks of AI. Autonomous cars, automated trust assignment to individuals, and autonomous weapons are only a few examples how AI can change our life. Some people warn us that AI can be even more dangerous than nuclear power. On the other hand it seems impossible and undesirable to stop development of AI and its applications. Thus, the question arises what should be the role of governments. Should AI be more regulated with respect to research and/or its usage?
This important issue will be discussed in a form of Oxford debate. First, the audience will present their initial opinion by voting on the debate motion with “for”, “against” or “undecided” votes. Then four panel members will address the debate question, two in favour of the statement and two against, in short speeches (up to 7 minutes each). Next the audience will ask questions to the panel members and express their opinions. Finally, the audience will vote again to see whether the discussion has changed their mind.