Professor Oisín Deery Wins Major Research Award to Study Artificially Intelligent Agents


Professor Oisín Deery has won a Discovery Early Career Researcher Award from the government of Australia to investigate the moral problems raised by artificially intelligent systems. According to the Australian Research Council website: "Such artificial agents are becoming increasingly prevalent in contemporary society but raise moral problems, such as who, if anyone, is legally responsible or liable for the harms caused by artificially intelligent agents. His research project will seek to show how building moral agents endowed with artificial intelligence is possible and to identify both practical and theoretical constraints on such agents."