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Human Goals are Constitutive of Agency in Artificial Intelligence

Online Event
Human Goals are Constitutive of Agency in AI by Elena Popa
Thursday, February 25, 2021, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

The question whether AI systems have agency is gaining increasing importance in discussions of responsibility for AI behavior. Thus far, there has been little interaction between accounts of artificial agency and approaches to agency in the philosophy of action. Aiming to bridge this gap, this paper argues that an approach to artificial agency needs to be teleological, highlighting the role of human goals.

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The chief goal of the "Meant to Be: Resuscitating the Metaphysics of Teleology" project is to foster intelligent debate on philosophical issues concerning science, religion, and their conflicts and connections. To find out more about this project, please visit its website: