AI & Human Rights: The Practical & Philosophical Dimensions, with Mathias Risse

August 7, 2019
Global Ethics Weekly

Carr Center's Faculty Director Mathias Risse recently sat down with Alex Woodson of the Carnegie Council for the Global Ethics Weekly podcast to discuss the intersection of artificial intelligence and human rights. 

Risse is Berthold Beitz Professor in Human Rights, Global Affairs and Philosophy.

Mathias and Alex spoke about the article "The Future Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Humans and Human Rights." This appears in the summer issue of Ethics & International Affairs, Carnegie Council’s quarterly academic journal. It was co-written by Steven Livingston, director of the Institute for Data, Democracy, and Politics at The George Washington University.

Mathias and Alex had a wide-ranging talk on artificial intelligence (AI). We started with some helpful definitions and touched on the ongoing political and human rights discussions. We spoke about real world, practical applications of this ever-changing technology and ended with some deep philosophical questions about the nature of the human brain and consciousness.