At the beginning of the 21st century we have seen artificial intelligence (AI) play a growing role in our daily lives and in a large number of automatic decisions that have a direct impact on our lives. We demand that these decisions be ethical, fair and equitable. Perhaps the media’s prevailing views on technological breakthroughs are exaggerated and apocalyptic. They represent a critical stance against AI that is often based on particularly obsolete stereotypes that confuse effectiveness and justice and that may mask a denunciation of our responsibilities as a society by questioning whether responsibility and ethics are exclusively human.
At the same time, we find examples such as “artificial” artistic creation, particularly in music, in which the effects of AI on the conception of art and music are enriching and provide a different approach to innovation and the creation of culture, an approach that obliges us to rethink creative methods but that also opens the door to new possibilities and is optimistic about AI, and that questions whether imagination and art are solely human.
Questions such as “Are algorithms fair?”, “Can a machine be creative?”, “Will AI make us freer?”, “Can AI make a war more ethical?” will be under discussion in the round table proposed by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, with the following question in the background: “Are we sowing fear of artificial intelligence?”
Participants in this panel will be Carme Torras, Ramón López de Mantaras, Oriol Quintana, Pilar Dellunde, Maite López and Ariadna Llorens.