Why We Need AI Ethics with Dr. John Tasioulas


Tuesday, November 2, 2021, 12:00pm to 1:00pm


Virtual Event (Registration Required)

Towards Life 3.0: Ethics and Technology in the 21st Century is a talk series organized and facilitated by Dr. Mathias Risse, Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, and Berthold Beitz Professor in Human Rights, Global Affairs, and Philosophy. Drawing inspiration from the title of Max Tegmark’s book, Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, the series draws upon a range of scholars, technology leaders, and public interest technologists to address the ethical aspects of the long-term impact of artificial intelligence on society and human life.


  • John Tasioulas | Professor of Ethics and Philosophy of Law; Director of the Institute for Ethics in AI, University of Oxford
  • Mathias Risse (moderator) |  Faculty Director, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy; Berthold Beitz Professor in Human Rights, Global Affairs and Philosophy

John Tasioulas is professor of ethics and legal philosophy and director of the Institute for Ethics in AI at the University of Oxford. He is the editor of The Cambridge Companion to the Philosophy of Law (2020) and his recent articles include ‘Saving Human Rights from Human Rights Law’, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law (2019) and ‘The Rule of Law’, in The Cambridge Companion to the Philosophy of Law (2020). Dr. Tasioulas works in moral, legal and political philosophy. He has advanced a version of the communicative theory of punishment, according to which the overarching point of punishment is the communication of censure to wrong-doers. His version of the theory is distinctive in making room for the value of mercy alongside that of retributive justice. He has written on a range of other topics including moral relativism, games and play, the ethics of robots and Artificial Intelligence, and the philosophy of international law. 

Virtual Event Details
This event will be livestreamed on YouTube Live. Attendees registered for this event (link below) will receive a link for the livestream 1 hour before the event where you can participate in the live chat and ask questions during the event.

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