Centre for Philosophy and AI Research {PAIR}

Centre for Philosophy and AI Research {PAIR}

The Centre for Philosophy and AI Research {PAIR} was established in 2022 with funding from a prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Professorship (Prof. Vincent C. Müller) at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU, est. 1742). Our themes are fundamental issues of AI, both normative (ethical) and descriptive (theoretical) and we expect that PAIR will soon be one of the internationally leading institutions in our field. Our research and activities aim to have deep impact towards a better society through intellectual progress in both AI and philosophy. Our vision is to set the agenda in the philosophy and ethics of AI, through publications, events, structures, and activities.

The current team at PAIR consists of 4 PhD students, 4 research fellows, 1 director of research, 1 professor, 1 secretary, and visiting fellows. We are planning to grow with additional funding and a perspective for permanent contracts. We offer a stimulating, supportive and pleasant research environment – situated at a lively and modern workplace in the centre of beautiful Erlangen. The working language at PAIR is English.

 

Contact & Postal Address:

Elke Bennewitz (Office)
PAIR Centre & Chair for Theory and Ethics of AI
FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
Werner-von-Siemens-Str. 61 (3rd floor: 03.42 or 03.21)
91052 Erlangen, Germany

Tel.: ‭+49 9131 8571095‬
E-Mail: elke.bennewitz@fau.de

 

Understanding Artificial Agency Leonard Dung Philosophical Quarterly. forthcoming. Preserving the Normative Significance of Sentience Leonard Dung Journal of Consciousness Studies 31 (1): 8-30. 2024.

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Outstanding AI researchers have approached the German government with seven recommendations for artificial intelligence. These recommendations were drafted and approved unanimously during the summit of Alexander von Humboldt Professors in AI at RWTH Aachen. One of the initiators was Prof. Dr. Vincen...

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PAIR research fellow Dr. Leonard Dung has published a new paper titled 'How to deal with risks of AI suffering‘ (https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/0020174X.2023.2238287?journalCode=sinq20). In this paper, published in the philosophy journal Inquiry, Dung argues that humans might soon creat...

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