Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence is one of the most discussed technological trends of our time. But what does "artificial intelligence" mean? Can a machine really be defined as "intelligent"? What will AI systems allow us to achieve in the future?

These and many other questions surround the topic: while AI indeed allows us to exponentially expand the boundaries of innovation, introducing new possibilities and helping to build the future, it is also necessary to pay close attention to the potential unintended harms that can be hidden behind the apparent neutrality of these tools. Despite being able to process data acquired from the external environment autonomously, machines are not designed to make ethical choices. So, in order to keep up with the very fast progress of these systems, it is necessary to develop not only legal, but also ethical-theoretical reflection on AI. CyberEthics Lab. which promotes responsible and conscious technological innovation, contributes to the debate on AI by assessing not only the benefits, but also the risks that artificial intelligence systems may pose to society and users if built without attention to consequences, so that the benefits of AI are truly a benefit to all.
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Guidelines on Informed Consent (Clinical Trials Regulation)

Every scientific research has impacts on the people involved and on society as a whole, which is why it is crucial to have a clear mapping and reflection on the ethical criteria adopted during the conduct of research. This requirement is even more stringent when the research concerns the health sector and involves the participation […]

On the verification of technology systems in ethics: validation, reproducibility, and responsibility.

Current AI systems need to be held to ethical standards in order to be used safely and responsibly in society. At the same time, standards cannot be verified by repetition experiments (reproducibility), so an iterative process of verification and validity needs to be established on the basis of the continuous evolution of the system and new information that may emerge.