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YINS Seminar: Matti Wilks (Yale)

YINS Seminar: Matti Wilks (Yale)

Event time: 
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Event description: 

“The role of moral psychology in AI ethics”

Speaker: Dr. Matti Wilks
Research Associate, Department of Psychology, Yale University

Talk summary: There are many psychological factors that influence our willingness to trust AI, as well as how acceptable we think it is for AI to make decisions. In this presentation I will address the relevant literature, and extend the exploration to discuss a new project that aims to systematically investigate how our perception of AI “minds” may influence trust in AI systems.  

Speaker bio: Matti Wilks, Ph.D. is a postdoctoral research associate at Yale University, working with Professor Paul Bloom. She is broadly interested in moral cognition and moral development. She is especially interested in questions of how we ascribe moral worth, why some people are motivated to act in extremely altruistic ways, and why we dislike unnatural things.    Prior to her current position, she completed her PhD at the University of Queensland with Associate Professor Mark Nielsen and was a postdoctoral research fellowship at Princeton University’s Center for Human Values with Professor Peter Singer. 

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