AI-X is a multidisciplinary and culturally inclusive research centre, which aims to explore the possible ways that Artificial intelligence could develop and impact the world. It brings together thinkers and practitioners with those seeking to understand and shape AI’s influence towards positive outcomes for humanity. Based within the Edinburgh Futures Institute, AI-X identifies emerging and foreseen challenges in the application of AI, through international cooperation and collaboration, to ensure we shape a desirable and inclusive global future. With support from Baillie Gifford, the practical application of ethics will be a cornerstone of our effort.
- To conduct world-leading research on the use and development of AI, including: responsible innovation, identification and minimisation of arising harms, promotion of data justice, and respect for human autonomy
- To develop critical education about dual use of data and AI, and training in responsible research and innovation. (Report about the dual use of data by researchers at Cambridge University).
- To lead strategic public, private and third sector engagement to ensure inclusive and co-created knowledge and understanding
- Multidisciplinary: a true collaboration of researchers, focused on questions posed by fundamental AI research and its applications, with no single disciplinary dominance
- Culturally inclusive: we encompass all AI development and use, recognising a multiplicity of value systems
- Sustainable: ensuring that we realise the full potential of AI without compromising our future
- Near-term: we focus on systems in development and use today, as well as those on the near horizon
- How do we sustain a culture of critical ethical awareness?
- How do we surface and address issues of bias in AI?
- How do we build a global consensus on the development path for AI?
- What are the acceptable limits of AI-driven behavior modification?
- How do we understand AI-driven decision-making
Contact: Dr Ewa Luger