On 25 and 26 May, United Nations India held a virtual conference on Ethics of Artificial Intelligence: Exploring Pluri-Perspectives, in conjunction with OP Jindal Global University. Dr. Chaitanya Giri, Fellow, Space and Ocean Studies Programme delivered a speech, titled Natural intelligence is vital for AI ethics at Session IV: ‘Operationalising AI ethics from a pluri-philosophical lens’, where he made the case for Sanskrit as an applicable language for instilling ethics in AI. He also emphasized on the need to make greater scientific inquiries in natural intelligence to avoid skewed technological progress with AI.
The session also discussed insights from a host of ethical frameworks that emerged across the globe over the long history of humanity, such as the implications of AI from the perspectives of the Indian ideas of deontic Nyaya (justice) and Dharma, the devolved view of responsibility, individualism versus community in the Global South.
Watch the event here.