The project aims in three settings to yield moral guidelines for AI technology use: kinetic (physical) combat operations, cyber operations, and strategic planning.
Our theoretical framework broadly aligns with virtue ethics, focused on inward capabilities – virtues – that empower us to act responsibly amid the challenges of personal and professional life.
The project is funded by a four year grant from the Research Council of Norway (SAMKUL programme), and involves collaboration between leading national and international research institutions, inter alia the Center for Philosophy and the Sciences at the University of Oslo, the Center for Artificial Intelligence Research at the University of Agder, the Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership at the US Naval Academy, and the Munich Center for Neurosciences – Brain & Mind at Ludwig Maximillian University.
Project members at PRIO:
Henrik Syse, Mareile Kaufmann, Sigurd Hovd, Neven Ahmad
Further external project members
– David M. Barnes, US Military Academy West Point
– Edward Barrett, US Naval Academy
– Einar Bøhn, Department of Religion, Philosophy, and History (University of Agder)
– August Cole, Atlantic Council and Marine Corps University
– James L. Cook, US Air Force Academy
– Robert H. Latiff, Technology Ethics Center, University of Notre Dame
– Martin Cook, US Naval War College
– Shannon French, Case Western Reserve University
– Kirsi Helkala, Norwegian Defense University College
– Don Howard, Technology Ethics Center, University of Notre Dame
– George Lucas, US Naval Academy
– Kaushik Roy, Jadavpur University (Kolkata, India)
– Bruce Swett, Northrop Grumman
– Zoe Stanley-Lockman, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)
– Shannon Vallor, University of Edinburgh
– Sebastian Watzl, Center for Philosophy and the Sciences (University of Oslo)