When Is It Ethical For AI to Lie to Humans? Trust-Based Theory and Empirical Evidence

Join the Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions for a guest lecture from Tae Wan Kim, Associate Professor of Business Ethics at Carnegie Mellon University. This event will take place from 3:30–5 p.m. on Monday, March 2 in the Hermann Hall Alumni Lounge. Light refreshments will be provided from 3 p.m. onwards.

As businesses increasingly utilize artificial intelligence (AI) to make important decisions for humans, there is growing concerns about the compatibility of AI and human values. Researchers today are examining how to make AI learn ethical principles in addition to calculative and strategic intelligence. We’ll explore:

  • Conversational AI agents’ behavior and ethical values
  • Conditions under which it is unethical and conditions under which it is ethical for AI to lie to human users
  • How the ethical status of conversational AI in part depends upon cultural norms
  • Implications for AI companies’ ethical duties on how to program AI

The event is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions and the Coleman Foundation.