Artificial Intelligence Ethics

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Artificial Intelligence Ethics (AIE)

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Inaugural ‘Artificial Intelligence Ethics’ presentation

Google Washington D.C., USA

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Proudly sponsored by the European Parliament

European Liberal Forum

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Report to the European Parliament presentation at

NEOS Lab, Vienna, Austria, EU

The project studies Artificial Intelligence (AI) in our contemporary society.  What is the impact of robots, algorithms, blockchain and AI entering the workforce and our daily lives on the global economy and human society? 

On innovation’s razor’s edge of 24/7 working robots that can live eternally and have no feelings, ethical questions arise whether robots, algorithms and AI should be granted citizenship and legally be considered as quasi-human beings — a technocratic and legal trend that has already started. 

While the research is planned to be descriptive – afar from normative – and targeted to aid a successful introduction of AI into the workforce and society, the project will ask critical questions and unravel the ethical boundary conditions of our future artificial world. 

How to balance robots living forever in light of overpopulation and finite resources?  How do we switch quasi-human intelligence off when misbehaving or if AI life has become a burden that cannot be borne by society? 

In light of robots already having gained citizenship and being attributed as quasi-human, should AI and robots be granted full citizen rights – such as voting rights?  Should we reap the economic benefits of AI and have a democracy with a diversified populace of human enslaving robots?

Is feelingless AI vulnerable and prone to become enslaved or will the computational power and energetic capacities of robots outperform and enslave humankind? 

Given the humane fallibility and biases, would a rational AI agent make better democratic choices?  Should AI therefore be used for governance as for being insusceptible to bribery and fraud, or does the installment of algorithms in leadership positions imbue dangers to humankind? 

How should we organize the human-led evolution of AI production and the blend of human-AI enhanced workforce?  And what is it that makes human humane in the artificial age? 

The project will investigate the economic, legal and societal impact of AI from an ethical perspective.  The current legal status of robots being referred to as quasi-human will be discussed as for implications to society and democracy. 

The power divide imperatives between human and AI robotics will become subject to scrutiny in light of historic examples of early forms of ancient Athenian democracy and Roman Law civilization that legally allowed for slavery but also with an eye on French Napoleonic code civil that established a supremacy of a man over his wife and children with attention to possession and property.

Humanness will be highlighted as key to future success in the age of AI and automated control.  The proposed research will thereby draw from behavioral human decision making insights and evolutionary economics in order to outline what makes human humane and how human decision making is unique to set us apart from AI rationality.  AI will be argued to bevalue humanness and improve the value of human-imbued unique features. 

The findings promise to hold novel insights on future success factors for human resource management but also invaluable contributions for the successful introduction of AI and digital humanities in modern democracies and societies.  Innovation’s razor’s edge is thereby aimed to be ennobled by ethical imperatives as old as humankind civilization.

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‘Democracy with different classes of political participation and slavery’

Athens, Greece, EU

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‘Democracy’

Palace of Justice, Vienna, Austria, EU

Work in progress running time 2018-22

The project will be hosted in the US with research collaborations in Europe Athens, Rome and Paris

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Contact: Julia M. Puaschunder

US:  T 001 212 229 5700

F 001 212 229 5724

EU:  M 0043-69917250979

Julia.Puaschunder@newschool.edu

Julia.Puaschunder@columbia.edu

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Roll-out of project

Washington D.C.

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Presentation at Austrian Embassy in the United States, Washington D.C., December 2018

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Presentation at U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington D.C., April 2019

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Conference at

Erdman Center of Princeton University

Princeton, New Jersey, USA

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Collaboration with Princeton University

Princeton, New Jersey, USA

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‘Effective Altruism Global 2017’

Palace of Fine Arts, Innovation Hangar

San Francisco, California, USA

Financial and in-kind support of the Association for the Eugene Lang Liberal Arts College of The New School, European Parliament Research Division, Fritz Thyssen Foundation,  Georgia State University, Huebner Foundation for Insurance Education, Janeway Center Fellowship, Monmouth University, The New School for Social Research New York (Dean’s List, Fee Board Scholarship, President’s Scholarship), Prize Fellowship of the Inter-University Consortium of New York, University of Vienna, and Vernon Art and Science is gratefully acknowledged.

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Reports on behalf of the European Parliament European Liberal Forum in cooperation with The New Austria and Liberal Forum:

The legal and international situation of AI, Robotics and Big Data with attention to healthcare

 

Coverage

Articles:

Puaschunder, J.M. (under contract). Eyes wide shut: The role of Information for real competition. Information Technology Risk Management and Compliance in Modern Organizations, IGI Publishing.

Puaschunder, J.M. (under contract). Time≠Time≠Time. Handbook of Research on Industrial and Organizational Psychology in the Modern Marketplace.

Puaschunder, J.M. (forthcoming). Data fiduciary in order to alleviate principal-agent problems in the artificial big data age.

Puaschunder, J.M. (2017). The nudging divide in the digital big data era. International Journal of Research in Business, Economics and Management, 4, 11-12, 49-53.

Output:

Publications:

Books:

Puaschunder, J.M. (forthcoming). ‘Artificial Diplomacy: A guide for public officials to conduct Artificial Intelligence,’ translated by Run Wang into Chinese.

Puaschunder, J.M. (2019). Big Data, Algorithms and Health Data. Vienna, Austria: The New Austria and Liberal Forum Lab Blog.

Puaschunder, J.M. (2019). Towards a Utility Theory of Privacy and Information Sharing and the Introduction of Hyper-Hyperbolic Discounting in the Digital Big Data Age. In E. Idemudia (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Social and Organizational Dynamics in the Digital Era, IGI Publishing.

  • Authorized reprint: International Journal of Strategic Information Technology and Applications (IJSITA)

Puaschunder, J.M. (2019). Artificial intelligence evolution: On the Virtue of Killing in the Artificial Age.  Journal of Sociology.

Beerbaum, D. & Puaschunder, J.M. (2019). A behavioral economics approach to digitalization: The case of a principles-based taxonomy. In J.M. Puaschunder (Ed.), Intergenerational Governance and Leadership in the Corporate World, pp. 107-122, Hershey, PA: Idea Group.

Puaschunder, J.M. (2019).’On Artificial Intelligence’s razor’s edge: On the future of democracy and society in the artificial age,’ Journal of Economics and Business, 2, 1, 100-119.

Puaschunder, J.M. (2019). Towards a utility theory of privacy and information sharing and the introduction of hyper-hyperbolic discounting in the digital big data age: Towards a utility theory of privacy and information sharing and the introduction of hyper-hyperbolic,’ Research Association for Interdisciplinary Studies Collective Volume – Economic Science, 2019, pp. 4-46.

 

Puaschunder, J.M. (2018). Corporate Social Responsibility and Opportunities for Sustainable Financial SuccessCorporate Social Responsibility and Opportunities for Sustainable Financial Success. Hershey, Pennsylvania: IGI Publishing.

Chapters:

Puaschunder, J. M. (2018). Nachhaltigkeit und Investment. In C.T. Schmitt & E. Bamberg, Psychologie und Nachhaltigkeit: Konzeptionelle Grundlagen, Anwendungsbeispiele und Zukunftsperspektiven, pp. 127-134. Springer.

Articles:

Puaschunder, J. M. (2019). Value at looking back: Towards an empirical validation of the role of reflexivity in econo-historic backtesting: Economic market prediction corrections correlate with future market performance.

Puaschunder, J.M. (forthcoming). Time ≠ time ≠ time: Mental temporal accounting. Proceedings of the International RAIS Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities organized by Research Association for Interdisciplinary Studies (RAIS) at Johns Hopkins University, Montgomery County Campus, Rockville, MD, United States, June 10-11.

Puaschunder, J.M. (forthcoming). Revising Growth Theory in the Artificial Age: Putty and Clay Labor. Proceedings of the International RAIS Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities organized by Research Association for Interdisciplinary Studies (RAIS) at Johns Hopkins University, Montgomery County Campus, Rockville, MD, United States, June 10-11.

Puaschunder, J.M. (forthcoming). What is the right dose of capitalism regarding fertility? Recommendations how to use capitalism for population control and how to avert the falling rate of fertility. Journal of Applied Business and Economics.

Puaschunder, J. M. (under contract). Eyes wide shut: The role of Information for real competition. Information Technology Risk Management and Compliance in Modern Organizations, IGI Publishing.

Puaschunder, J.M. (forthcoming).’On Artificial Intelligence’s razor’s edge: On the future of democracy and society in the artificial age,’ Journal of Economics and Business.

Puaschunder, J.M. (under contract). Time≠Time≠Time. Handbook of Research on Industrial and Organizational Psychology in the Modern Marketplace.

Puaschunder, J.M. (forthcoming). The nudging divide in the digital big data era. International Robotics & Automation Journal.

Puaschunder, J.M. (forthcoming). Intergenerational governance in the corporate world. In J. M. Puaschunder (Ed.), Intergenerational Governance and Leadership in the Corporate World. Hershey, PA: Idea Group.

Puaschunder, J.M. (forthcoming).  Towards a utility theory of privacy and information sharing and the introduction of hyper-hyperbolic discounting in the digital big data age. Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology. Research Association of Interdisciplinary Studies Collective Volume on Economics.

Puaschunder, J.M. (forthcoming). Artificial Intelligence Evolution: On the virtue of killing in the artificial age. In: J. Malpass (Ed.), Behavioral Organizational Research, Springer, Palgrave Macmillan.

Puaschunder, J.M. (forthcoming). Dignity and utility of privacy and information sharing in the digital big data age. Humanistic Management Journal.

  • Authorized reprint: International Journal of Commerce and Management Research

Puaschunder, J.M. (2018). Nudgital: Critique of Behavioral Political Economy. Proceedings of the 9th International RAIS Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities organized by Research Association for Interdisciplinary Studies (RAIS) at The Erdman Center at Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States. Cambridge, MA: The Scientific Press.

Editor of the Proceedings of the 9th International RAIS Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities organized by Research Association for Interdisciplinary Studies (RAIS) at The Erdman Center at Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States. Cambridge, MA: The Scientific Press.

Puaschunder, J.M. (2018). Nudgitize me! A behavioral finance approach to minimize losses and maximize profits from heuristics and biases. International Journal of Management Excellence, 10, 2, 1241-1256.

Puaschunder, J.M. (2017). Nudging in the digital big data era. European Journal of Economics, Law and Politics, 4, 4, 18-23.

Puaschunder, J.M. (2017). The Austrian way: Sozialpartnerschaft as means to curb the falling rate of profit. Oxford Journal of Finance and Risk Perspectives, 6, 3, 11-27.

Puaschunder, J.M. (2017). The nudging divide in the digital big data era. International Journal of Research in Business, Economics and Management, 4, 11-12, 49-53.

Puaschunder, J.M. (2017). Ethical, environmental, social and governance-oriented investments. Archives of Business Research, 5, 8, 151-159.

Puaschunder, J.M. (2017). Nudgital: Critique of a behavioral political economy. Archives of Business Research, 5, 9, 54-76.

Expert conference calls:

Puaschunder, J.M. (2019). Big Data, Algorithms and Health Data. The New Austrian and Liberal Forum.

Puaschunder, J.M. (2019). On Artificial Intelligence Ethics. Austrian Consulate San Francisco.

 

Invited presentations:

Puaschunder, J.M. (2019). Medizin der Zukunft: Big data, algorithms and healthdata. The New Austria and Liberal Forum Lab invited talk. Vienna, Austria, European Union, November 12.

 

Puaschunder, J.M. (2019). Revising Growth Theory in the Artificial Age: Putty and Clay Labor, Academy of Behavioral Economics and Finance 12th Annual Meeting, The New School, New York, New York, USA, September 19.

Invited participant, Workshop on ‘Science, Technology and Economic Policy,’ National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine, invited by the Harvard Laboratory for Innovation Sciences at The Keck Center for the National Academies, Washington DC, USA, May 29, 2019.

Puaschunder, J.M. (2019). Artificial Intelligence Ethics. Diplomatic Academy of Austria, Vienna, Austria, European Union, April 23.

Puaschunder, J.M. (2019). Artificial intelligence ethics. Big Data, Algorithms, and Health Data, The New Austria and Liberal Forum Science Lab, Vienna, Austria, European Union, June 24.

Puaschunder, J.M. (2019). Dignity and utility of privacy and information sharing in the digital big data age. The Society of Government Economists 2019 Annual Conference, Janet Norwood Conference and Training Center, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington, DC, USA, April 5.

Conference presentations:

Puaschunder, J.M. (2019). ‘Dignity and utility of privacy and information sharing in the digital big data age,’ 17th Finance, Risk and Accounting Perspectives Conference, Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki, Finland, European Union, September 23-35.

Puaschunder, J.M. (2019). ‘On Artificial Intelligence’s Razor’s Edge: On the future of democracy and society in the artificial age,’ 17th Finance, Risk and Accounting Perspectives Conference, Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki, Finland, European Union, September 23-35.

Invited participant, Workshop on ‘Science, Technology and Economic Policy,’ National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine, invited by the Harvard Laboratory for Innovation Sciences at The Keck Center for the National Academies, Washington DC, USA, May 29, 2019.

Beerbaum, D. & Puaschunder, J.M. (2019). ‘A behavioral economics approach to sustainability: Digital nudging,World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, Singapore, Asia, July 4-5.

Puaschunder, J.M. (2019). ‘Artificial Intelligence Evolution: On the virtue of killing in the artificial age,’ 15th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence Applications and Innovations and 20th International Conference on Engineering Applications of Neural Networks, Crete, Greece, European Union, May 24-26.

Puaschunder, J.M. (2019). ‘Dignity and utility of privacy and information sharing in the digital big data age,’ Western Social Science Association Annual Conference, San Diego, California, USA, April 27.

Invited Expert Technology and Internet Governance Workshop, European Horizons Conference 2019, Yale University, Yale, New Haven, USA, April 6.

Puaschunder, J.M. (2019). Dignity and utility of privacy and information sharing in the digital big data age. The Society of Government Economists 2019 Annual Conference, Janet Norwood Conference and Training Center, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington, DC, USA, April 5.

Puaschunder, J.M. (2019). Artificial Intelligence Ethics. International Atlantic Economic Society Annual Conference.  Athens, Greece, European Union, March 27-30.

Puaschunder, J. M. (2018). 10th International RAIS Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities organized by Research Association for Interdisciplinary Studies (RAIS) at The Erdman Center at Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States, August 22-23.

Puaschunder, J. M. (2018). Nudgital: Critique of a Behavioral Political Economy. European Operational Researchers Conference EURO 2018, Valencia, Spain, European Union, July 8-11.

Puaschunder, J. M. (2018). Young Behavioral Organizational Research Colloquium, Madrid, Spain, European Union, July 7.

Puaschunder, J.M. (2018). ‘Nudgitize me! A behavioral finance approach to minimize losses and maximize profits from heuristics and biases.’ 2018 International Council for Small Business World Congress, Reshaping the world through innovative SMEs, Taipei, Taiwan, Asia, June 26-29.

Puaschunder, J.M. (2018). ‘Towards a utility theory of privacy and information sharing and the introduction of hyper-hyperbolic discounting in the digital big data age,’ 2018 Western Economic Association International (WEAI) Annual Conference, Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre, Canada, June 26-30.

Puaschunder, J. M. (2018). Nudgitize me! A behavioral finance approach to minimize losses and maximize profits from heuristics and biases.’ 2018 New York International Academic Conference on Business, Economics, Finance and Accounting. Promoting Global Progress and Excellence in Academia, Hyatt Place Long Island City, New York, New York, United States, April 28.

Puaschunder, J. M. (2018). Nudgitize me! A behavioral finance approach to minimize losses and maximize profits from heuristics and biases.’ Fourth American Academic Research Conference on Global Business, Economics, Finance and Social Sciences, Wagner College, New York, New York, United States, April 14.

Puaschunder, J. M. (2018). ‘Research for a Sustainable Future.’ Invited Keynote Address, Fourth American Academic Research Conference on Global Business, Economics, Finance and Social Sciences, Wagner College, New York, New York, United States, April 13.

Puaschunder, J. M. (2018). ‘Towards a utility theory of privacy and information sharing and the introduction of hyper-hyperbolic discounting in the digital big data age.’  9th International RAIS Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities organized by Research Association for Interdisciplinary Studies (RAIS) at The Erdman Center at Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, April 4.

Puaschunder, J. M. (2018). ‘Towards a utility theory of privacy and information sharing and the introduction of hyper-hyperbolic discounting in the digital big data age.8th International RAIS Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities organized by the Research Association for Interdisciplinary Studies (RAIS), Georgetown University, Washington D.C., March 26.

Puaschunder, J. M. (2018). ‘The nudging divide in the digital big data era,’ 7th LAEMOS Colloquium, Organizing for Resilience: Scholarship in Unsettled Times, Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America, March 22-24.

Puaschunder, J. M. (2018). ‘Nudgital: Critique of Behavioral Political Economy,‘ Economics and Behavior Panel, Eastern Economic Association Annual Conference, Boston Sheraton, Boston, MA, United States, March 4.

Puaschunder, J. M. (2018). ‘Nudging.’ Reformatting the world: An interdisciplinary conference on technology and the humanities. Vanier College, York University, Toronto, Canada, February 23.

 

Puaschunder, J. M. (2017). Nudgitize me! A behavioral finance approach to minimize losses and maximize profits from heuristics and biases. Academy of Behavioral Finance & Economics, 2017 Annual Meeting,Los Angeles, California, USA, October 18-20, 2017.

Puaschunder, J. M. (2017). Nudgital: Critique of Behavioral Political Economy. Behavioral Economics, The New School for Social Research, March 30.

Conference attendance:

Effective Altruism Global Annual Conference,’ Palace of Fine Arts Innovation Hangar, San Francisco, California, USA, August 11-13, 2017.

4th Annual Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk-Huebner Summer Risk Institute 2017,’ Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA,  July 25-26, 2017.

Disrupted: Speech and Democracy in the Digital Age,’ Italian Academy of Columbia University, Columbia University, New York, New York, USA, May 1, 2017.

Invited events:

Fictitious Capital: Is Finance Appropriating Our Future?,’ French General Consulate New York, New York, USA, June 27, 2017.

Community service:

Scientific Advisory Board, Finance, Risk and Accounting Perspectives (FRAP) Conference on ‘The Fintech Revolution – Sustainability meets Technology in Finance, Risk and Accounting’ of the Oxford Academic Research Network (ACRN), Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki, Finland, European Union, September 23-29, 2019.

General Conference Chair, Puaschunder, J.M. (2019). International RAIS Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities organized by Research Association for Interdisciplinary Studies (RAIS) at The Erdman Center at Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States, April 3-4.

Member of the International Program Committee, Associate Editor, Conference Minisymposium on ‘Sustainable Development and Climate Stabilization Modelling’ Chair, 9th Vienna Conference on Mathematical Modelling, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria, European Union, February 21-23, 2018.

Special issue curator on ‘Artificial Intelligence & Ethics’ of the Scientia Moralitas of the Research Association for Interdisciplinary Studies.

Special issue curator on ‘Artificial Intelligence Ethics’ of the European Scientific Journal of the European Scientific Institute.

Session Chair organizer, Artificial Intelligence Ethics. International Atlantic Economic Society Annual Conference.  Athens, Greece, European Union, March 27-30, 2019.

Chair, Risk panel, 16th Finance, Risk and Accountability Perspectives Conference:  Sustainability and Risk: Environmental, Social and Governance Perspectives, University of Cambridge, Cambridge UK, Great Britain, September 26, 2017.

Editorial Board for the ‘International Robotics & Automation Journal

 

Media coverage:

Bookforum

Puaschunder on Dignity and Utility of Privacy and Information Sharing in the Digital Big Data Age & The New School, Media Law Prof Blog

The nudging divide in the digital big data era. GovLab at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering, New York, New York, USA.

A Behavioral Economics Approach to Digitalisation. The Living Library, GovLab at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering, New York, New York, USA