Bioethics in the age of AI

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NDO - The Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences and the UNESCO Sub-committee on Social Sciences held an international conference with the theme “Bioethics in the Age of Artificial Intelligence (AI)” in Hanoi, on November 3.

The participants discussed the ethical challenges of AI for social life in the world and in Vietnam, providing international experiences and implications for changes in institutions, policies, and laws on ethics related to AI.

The workshop consisted of 2 sessions: the first session on AI and ethical aspects included discussions on some issues such as: Application of AI in solving related problems to the environment and society in Vietnam; Ethical issues of AI and resulting social implications; and Analysing specific cases, ethical issues related to autonomous driving vehicles.

The second session on policy issues and positioning standards included panel discussions on topics such as: How do AI start-ups navigate between the macro and micro institutional environments? AI ethics and policy implications for Vietnam; and Building a legal framework for AI development in Vietnam.

Prof. Dr. Dang Nguyen Anh, Vice President of the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences, said that the explosive development of the Internet and the fourth Industrial Revolution (also known as Industry 4.0) has brought about inventions that completely change and challenging society and people to operate on hyper-automated and hyper-connected artificial intelligence platforms.

Currently, the world has produced robots that can think like humans with a nervous system as part of the brain that can hear, see, move and use our language.

However, there are still many issues about artificial intelligence that we do not fully understand or disagree with. It is difficult to confirm or predict the social impacts or the impacts on the ethical category in the application of artificial intelligence.