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1 3f. Values and AI: view from public policy Jo Wolff and Vafa Ghazavi, Blavatnik School of Government, gives the sixth and final talk in the third Ethics in AI seminar, held on February 10th 2020. Jo Wolff, Vafa Ghazavi 10 Feb 2020
2 3e. AI and business Alan Morrison, Saïd Business School, gives the fifth talk in the third Ethics in AI seminar, held on February 10th 2020. Alan Morrison 10 Feb 2020
3 3d. AI and finance Nir Vulkan, Saïd Business School, gives the fourth talk in the third Ethics in AI seminar, held on February 10th 2020. Nir Vulkan 10 Feb 2020
4 3c. Population health and AI: efficiency, accuracy and trust Angeliki Kerasidou, Ethox Centre, gives the third talk in the third Ethics in AI seminar, held on February 10th 2020. Angeliki Kerasidou 10 Feb 2020
5 3b. AI in healthcare Claire Bloomfield, National Consortium of Intelligent Medical Imaging, gives the second talk in the third Ethics in AI seminar, held on February 10th 2020. Claire Bloomfield 10 Feb 2020
6 3a. Rethinking ethics and humanities for the 21st Century Mike Parker, Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities gives the first talk in the third Ethics in AI seminar, held on February 10th 2020. Mike Parker 10 Feb 2020
7 Is Moral Status Good for You? Thomas Douglas, University of Oxford, gives a talk for the Conference on Rethinking Moral Status, held in 13th and 14th June 2019. Thomas Douglas 07 Feb 2020
8 The Tenuous Connection between Moral Status and Proper Political-Legal Status Benjamin Sachs, University of St Andrews, gives a talk for the Conference on Rethinking Moral Status, held in 13th and 14th June 2019. Benjamin Sachs 07 Feb 2020
9 Moral Status: A Convenient Label Udo Schuklenk, Queen's University, gives a talk for the Conference on Rethinking Moral Status, held in 13th and 14th June 2019. Udo Schuklenk 07 Feb 2020
10 The Ever Conscious View and the Contingency of Moral Status Elizabeth Harman, Princeton University, gives a talk for the Conference on Rethinking Moral Status, held in 13th and 14th June 2019. Elizabeth Harman 07 Feb 2020
11 The Moral Status of Conscious Subjects Joshua Shepherd, Carlton University and the University de Barcelona, gives a talk for the Conference on Rethinking Moral Status, held in 13th and 14th June 2019. Joshua Shepherd 07 Feb 2020
12 The Moral Status of So-called Moral Machines John Harris, University of Manchester, gives a talk for the Conference on Rethinking Moral Status, held in 13th and 14th June 2019. John Harris 07 Feb 2020
13 Moral Status and Moral Significance Ingmar Persson, University of Gothenburg and University of Oxford, gives a talk for the Conference on Rethinking Moral Status, held in 13th and 14th June 2019. Ingmar Persson 07 Feb 2020
14 Chimeras, Superchimps and Post-persons; Specie Boundaries and Moral Status Enhancements Sarah Chan, Univesity of Edinburgh, gives a talk for the Conference on Rethinking Moral Status, held in 13th and 14th June 2019. Sarah Chan 07 Feb 2020
15 Variable Moral Status Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Duke University, gives a talk for the Conference on Rethinking Moral Status, held in 13th and 14th June 2019. Walter Sinnott-Armstrong 07 Feb 2020
16 2e. Artificial Intelligence and the news Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, gives the fifth talk in the second Ethics in AI seminar, held on January 27th 2020 (postponed from December 2nd 2019). Rasmus Kleis Nielsen 27 Jan 2020
17 2d. Computational propaganda Video Narayanan, Oxford Internet Institute, Video Narayanan 27 Jan 2020
18 2c. Use, users and the social context for AI Gina Neff, Oxford Internet Institute, gives the third talk in the second Ethics in AI seminar, held on January 27th 2020 (postponed from December 2nd 2019). Gina Neff 27 Jan 2020
19 2b. Capital, labour and power in the age of automation Carl Benedikt Frey gives the second talk in the second Ethics in AI seminar, held on January 27th 2020 (postponed from December 2nd 2019). Carl Benedikt Frey 27 Jan 2020
20 2a. AI Governance and Ethics  Allan Dafoe and Carina Prunkl, Future of Humanity Institute, Faculty of Philosophy give the first talk in the second Ethics in AI seminar, held on January 27th 2020 (postponed from December 2nd 2019). Allan Dafoe, Carina Prunkl 27 Jan 2020
21 1g. Ethics and AI at the Oxford Big Data Institute Gil McVean, Big Data Institute, gives the seventh talk in the first Ethics in AI seminar, held on November 11th 2019. Gil McVean 11 Nov 2019
22 1f. Re-uniting ethics and the law for AI Brent Mittelstadt, Oxford Internet Institute, gives the sixth talk in the first Ethics in AI seminar, held on November 11th 2019. Brent Mittelstadt 11 Nov 2019
23 1e. When AI disrupts the law Sandra Wachter, Oxford Internet Institute, gives the fifth talk in the first Ethics in AI seminar, held on November 11th 2019. Sandra Wachter 11 Nov 2019
24 1d. AI ethics and legal regulation Vicki Nash, Oxford Internet Institute gives the fourth talk in the first Ethics in AI seminar, held on November 11th 2019. Vicki Nash 11 Nov 2019
25 1c. AI-ethics research at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, Faculty of Philosophy Tom Douglas, Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, Faculty of Philosophy gives the third talk in the first Ethics in AI seminar, held on November 11th 2019. Tom Douglas 11 Nov 2019
26 1b. The place of philosophy in the ethics of AI Carissa Véliz, Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, gives the second talk in the first Ethics in AI seminar, held on November 11th 2019. Carissa Véliz 11 Nov 2019
27 1a. Background and Aims of the Institute for Ethics in AI  Nigel Shadbolt, Principal of Jesus College, Department of Computer Science, gives the first talk in the first Ethics in AI seminar, held on November 11th 2019. Nigel Shadbolt 11 Nov 2019
28 Review and conclusion Silvio Funtowicz chairs the final review and conclusion, with comments from Jerry Ravetz. Silvio Funtowicz, Jerry Ravetz 08 Jul 2019
29 The future of policy-mathematics Panel discussion and presentations on the future of policy mathematics. With Presentations by Maurice Chiodo and Zora Kovacic. With a response by Jerry Ravetz. Chaired by Andrea Saltelli. Maurice Chiodo, Zora Kovacic, Jerry Ravetz, Andrea Saltelli. 08 Jul 2019
30 The future of post-normal science Panel discussion and presentations on post-normal science. With presentations by Dan Sarewitz (via Skype), Marta Struminska and Jeroen van der Sluijs. With a response by Jerry Ravetz. Chaired by Roger Strand. Dan Sarewitz), Marta Struminska, Jeroen van der Sluijs, Jerry Ravetz 08 Jul 2019
31 The future of science Panel presentations on the future of science, with presentations by Peter Gluckman, Ehsan Masood and Andrea Saltelli with a response from Jerome Ravetz. Chaired by Javier Lezaun. Peter Gluckman, Ehsan Masood, Andrea Saltelli, Jerome Ravetz 08 Jul 2019
32 Welcome and brief statements Welcome to the event, with presentations from Charles Godfray and Rob Iliffe. Chaired by Silvio Funtowicz. Charles Godfray, Rob Iliffe, Silvio Funtowicz 08 Jul 2019
33 Delius and the Sound of Place Book at Lunchtime: Delius and the Sound of Place Daniel Grimley, Philip Bullock, Peter Franklin, Alexandra Harris 28 Jun 2019
34 Creative Commons New economic and moral foundations for the Anthropocene Prof Beinhocker will argue that by changing the ideologies, narratives, and memes that govern our economic system, we can create the political space required to rapidly transform to a sustainable and just economic system. Eric Beinhocker 24 Jun 2019
35 Inaugural George Rousseau Lecture - Liberty as equality: Rousseau and Roman constitutionalism Dan Edelstein from Stanford University gives the Inaugural George Rousseau Lecture, the convenor is Avi Lifschitz, Magdalen College. Dan Edelstein, Avi Lifschitz 01 May 2019
36 Lincoln Leads in Philosophy 2018 Philosophy: 'Should there be limits on free speech?' Alexander Prescott-Couch, Ian Brownhill, Benjamin Musachio, Lauren Malm 05 Nov 2018
37 Is the banking sector about to change for ever? AI is already playing a role in the finance sector, from fraud detection, to algorithmic trading, to customer service, and many within the industry believe this role will develop rapidly within the next few years. Peter Millican, Stephen Roberts, Nir Vulkan, Jannes Klaas 22 Oct 2018
38 Are all algorithms biased? Our lives are increasingly shaped by automated decision-making algorithms, but do those have in-built biases? If so, do we need to tackle these, and what could happen if we don't? Peter Millican, Sandra Wachter, Helena Webb, Brent Mittelstadt 22 Oct 2018
39 How will the automation of jobs likely progress? In 2013 two Oxford academics published a paper entitled 'The Future of Employment: How Susceptible Are Jobs to Computerisation?', estimating that 47% of U.S. jobs were at risk of automation. Peter Millican, Mike Osborne, Judy Stephenson, David Clifton 22 Oct 2018
40 Trailer: season one launching 22nd October! Down winding streets, beyond the dreaming spires, inside the college walls, debates are happening - in every study room and lecture theatre - about the future of society. Futuremakers, from the University of Oxford, invites you to that debate. Peter Millican 16 Oct 2018
41 The seven moral rules found all around the world This Anthropology Departmental Seminar was delivered by Oliver Scott Curry (Oxford) on 18 May 2018 Oliver Scott Curry 31 Jul 2018
42 Creative Commons Liberty, Equality, and Alienation Akeel Bilgrami speaks at St Antony's College on 8 June 2018 Akeel Bilgrami 20 Jun 2018
43 Thomas Aquinas on Bodily Identity Book at Lunchtime, Thomas Aquinas on Bodily Identity Philip Bullock, Antonia Fitzpatrick, Cecilia Trifogli, William Wood 12 Jun 2018
44 Evidence in the Multiverse Erik Curiel and Simon Friederich hash out the problems we encounter when we look for evidence of a multiverse. Erik Curiel, Simon Friederich 24 Apr 2018
45 The Hard Fact of Life in Big Physics City How similar is the fine-tuning of our universe to probabilistic reasoning we use and understand? Simon Friederich and Erik Curiel go through a series of examples. Erik Curiel, Simon Friederich 24 Apr 2018
46 Stability and Probability Erik Curiel and Simon Friederich discuss how reasoning in cosmology sometimes conflates topological stability with probability, and why that might be wrong. Simon Friederich, Erik Curiel 24 Apr 2018
47 Problems with Probability Simon Friederich and Erik Curiel discuss the problems fine-tuning arguments raise for our understanding of probability. Simon Friederich, Erik Curiel 24 Apr 2018
48 Brain-machine interfaces and the translation of thought into action In this St Cross Special Ethics Seminar, Dr Tom Buller reflects on the causal relationship between movement goals and bodily awareness and challenges the idea that BMI-enabled movement and intentional bodily movement are equal actions. Tom Buller 19 Feb 2018
49 James Joyce and the Phenomenology of Film Book at Lunchtime, James Joyce and the Phenomenology of Film Katherine Morris, Ulrika Maude, Jeri Johnson, Cleo Hanaway-Oakley 16 Feb 2018
50 2016 Annual Uehiro Lecture 1: Consequentialism for Cows Professor Shelly Kagan delivers the first of three Annual Uehiro Lectures in Practical Ethics, ‘How to Count Animals, More or Less’ Shelly Kagan 06 Nov 2017
51 2016 Annual Uehiro Lecture 2: Deontology for Dogs Professor Shelly Kagan delivers the second of three Annual Uehiro Lectures in Practical Ethics, ‘How to Count Animals, More or Less’ Shelly Kagan 06 Nov 2017
52 2016 Annual Uehiro Lecture 3: Foundation for Frogs Professor Shelly Kagan delivers the final of three Annual Uehiro Lectures in Practical Ethics, ‘How to Count Animals, More or Less’ Shelly Kagan 06 Nov 2017
53 Creative Commons 2013 Annual Uehiro Lecture (3): Equal Opportunity Third and final lecture from Professor Tim Scanlon in which he talks about the philosophical justifications for equalitiy of opportunity. Includes a roundtable discussion with Professors John Broome, Janet Radcliffe Richards and David Miller Tim Scanlon, John Broome, Janet Radcliffe-Richards, David Miller 24 Aug 2017
54 Creative Commons Sex in a Shifting Landscape Lecture Three: Oxford Uehiro Lectures 2012 Third and final lecture from the 2012 Oxford Uehiro lectures in Practical Philosophy given be Professor Janet Radcliffe-Richards. Janet Radcliffe-Richards 24 Aug 2017
55 Creative Commons Sex in a Shifting Landscape Lecture Two:Oxford Uehiro Lectures 2012 Second lecture in the 2012 Uehiro Lecture series 'Sex in A Shifting Landscape'. Janet Radcliffe-Richards 24 Aug 2017
56 Creative Commons Sex in a Shifting Landscape Lecture One: Oxford Uehiro Lectures 2012 Professor Janet Radcliffe-Richards gives (OUC Distinguished Research Fellow) gives the first of three lectures on feminism for the Uehiro Practical Ethics lecture series. Janet Radcliffe-Richards 24 Aug 2017
57 Making Good 3: Virtues, laws and consequentialism Third of three lectures by in the 2011 Annual Uehiro Lecture Series "Making Good: The Challenge of Robustly Demanding Values". Delivered by Philip Pettit, Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Politics and Human Values at Princeton University. Philip Pettit 24 Aug 2017
58 Making Good 2: Robust Demands and the Need for Law Second of three lectures by in the 2011 Annual Uehiro Lecture Series "Making Good: The Challenge of Robustly Demanding Values". Delivered by Philip Pettit, Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Politics and Human Values at Princeton University. Philip Pettit 24 Aug 2017
59 Making Good 1: Robust Demands and the Need for Virtue First of three lectures in the 2011 Annual Uehiro Lecture Series "Making Good: The Challenge of Robustly Demanding Values". Delivered by Philip Pettit, Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Politics and Human Values at Princeton University. Philip Pettit 24 Aug 2017
60 2015 Loebel Lecture 1: Neurobiological materialism collides with the experience of being human The first of three public lectures which took place in Oxford in November 2015. Series title: The theoretical challenge of modern psychiatry: no easy cure Steven Hyman 23 Aug 2017
61 2015 Loebel Lecture 2: Science is quietly, inexorably eroding many core assumptions underlying psychiatry The second of three public lectures which took place in Oxford in November 2015. Series title: The theoretical challenge of modern psychiatry: no easy cure Steven Hyman 23 Aug 2017
62 2015 Loebel Lecture 3: What is the upshot? The last of three public lectures which took place in Oxford in November 2015. Series title: The theoretical challenge of modern psychiatry: no easy cure Steven Hyman 23 Aug 2017
63 2016 Loebel Lecture 1: Developmental risk and resilience: The challenge of translating multi-level data to concrete interventions Professor Essi Viding delivers the first of two talks in the 2016 Loebel Lectures in Psychiatry and Philosophy series Essi Viding 23 Aug 2017
64 2016 Loebel Lecture 2: Developmental risk and resilience: The challenge of translating multi-level data to concrete interventions Professor Essi Viding delivers the second of two talks in the 2016 Loebel Lectures in Psychiatry and Philosophy series Essi Viding 23 Aug 2017
65 Creative Commons 2016 Loebel Lectures one day Workshop: Eamon McCrory To complement Essi Viding's lectures, Developmental risk and resilience: The challenge of translating multi-level data to concrete interventions Eamon McCrory 23 Aug 2017
66 Creative Commons 2016 Loebel Lectures one day Workshop: Charlotte Cecil To complement Essi Viding's lectures, Developmental risk and resilience: The challenge of translating multi-level data to concrete interventions Charlotte Cecil 23 Aug 2017
67 2016 Loebel Lectures one day Workshop: Neil Levy To complement Essi Viding's lectures, Developmental risk and resilience: The challenge of translating multi-level data to concrete interventions Neil Levy 23 Aug 2017
68 Creative Commons 2016 Loebel Lectures one day Workshop: Richard Holton To complement Essi Viding's lectures, Developmental risk and resilience: The challenge of translating multi-level data to concrete interventions Richard Holton 23 Aug 2017
69 Creative Commons 2016 Loebel Lectures one day Workshop: Matthew Parrott To complement Essi Viding's lectures, Developmental risk and resilience: The challenge of translating multi-level data to concrete interventions Matthew Parrott 23 Aug 2017
70 Creative Commons 2016 Loebel Lectures one day Workshop: Nikolaus Steinbeis To complement Essi Viding's lectures, Developmental risk and resilience: The challenge of translating multi-level data to concrete interventions Nikolaus Steinbeis 23 Aug 2017
71 Creative Commons 2016 Loebel Lectures one day Workshop: Peter Dayan To complement Essi Viding's lectures, Developmental risk and resilience: The challenge of translating multi-level data to concrete interventions Peter Dayan 23 Aug 2017
72 The Problem of Evil Oxford students discuss the problem posed by the existence of evil in the world to the Christian and Hindu gods. Alice Harberd, Frazer MacDiarmid, Luke Martin, Tilak Parekh 26 Jul 2017
73 Everything in Everything: Anaxagoras's Metaphysics Book at Lunchtime discussion Anna Marmodoro, Elleke Boehmer, Naoya Iwata, Simona Aimar 06 Jun 2017
74 What Does Philosophy Have to Do with Neuroscience? When you examine the brain, you can learn a lot and see chemical interactions, but you cannot find anything about the first-person nature of things we experience as humans, such as colours and pain. Paul Skokowski 03 Apr 2017
75 Walter Benjamin Meets the Cosmics Professor Richard Wolin (CUNY) delivers a talk on 'Walter Benjamin Meets the Cosmics' for the TORCH Crisis, Extremes, and Apocalypse network. Richard Wolin 28 Feb 2017
76 Euthydemus English Text The Euthydemus of Plato. To read this document, please see 'Download Media' section Christopher Kirwan 15 Feb 2017
77 Vouloir (Will) et nouloir (Nill) dans la philosophie médiévale : Augustin, Abélard, Buridan Talk by Alain de Libera, Collège de France Alain de Libera 25 Nov 2016
78 Uehiro-Carnegie-Oxford Lecture in Practical Ethics 2016 Human Rights, Global Ethics and the Ordinary Virtues Michael Ignatieff 23 Nov 2016
79 2016 Annual Uehiro Lecture 3: Foundation for Frogs Professor Shelly Kagan delivers the final of three Annual Uehiro Lectures in Practical Ethics, ‘How to Count Animals, More or Less’ Shelly Kagan 23 Nov 2016
80 2016 Annual Uehiro Lecture 2: Deontology for Dogs Professor Shelly Kagan delivers the second of three Annual Uehiro Lectures in Practical Ethics, ‘How to Count Animals, More or Less’ Shelly Kagan 23 Nov 2016
81 2016 Annual Uehiro Lecture 1: Consequentialism for Cows Professor Shelly Kagan delivers the first of three Annual Uehiro Lectures in Practical Ethics, ‘How to Count Animals, More or Less’ Shelly Kagan 23 Nov 2016
82 Hope What is Hope? This seminar explored what hope is and invited us to consider what hope means to people in different circumstances. Peter Hinton, Carl Heneghan 21 Nov 2016
83 The Remedy: Humanism In this episode, Naomi Richman interviews David Flint, Vice-Chair of the North London Humanists to find out what humanism can offer the sick. They discuss the role of modern medicine and the possibilities of living forever. Naomi Richman, David Flint 16 Nov 2016
84 Creative Commons Shakespeare and Machiavellian Politics of Violence, Closing Keynote Closing Keynote: Elizabeth Frazer (University of Oxford) gives the closing keynote for the Political Demonologies conference, held at Worcester College on 20th May 2016. Elizabeth Frazer 13 Sep 2016
85 Creative Commons The pessimistic anthropology of liberalism vs. the Good Adrian Pabst (University of Kent) gives a talk for Session 3: Demonologies of the Soul – Beyond Evil, part of the Political Demonologies conference, held at Worcester College on 20th May 2016. Adrian Pabst 13 Sep 2016
86 Creative Commons Going Beyond Evil in Theory, Politics and Practice Max Muir (University of Oxford) gives a talk in session 3 Demonologies of the Soul – Beyond Evil, part of the Political Demonology conference, held at Worcester College on 20th May 2016. Max Muir 13 Sep 2016
87 Creative Commons ‘“Political Theology” or “Occasional Decisionism”? On the Formal Character of Carl Schmitt’s Political Theology’ Bruno Godefroy (Universities of Erlangen and Lyon) gives a talk in Session 2: Political (Dis-) Orders, part of the Political Demonologies conference held at Worcester College on 20th May 2016. Bruno Godefroy 13 Sep 2016
88 Creative Commons The Dialectics of Individualism and Totalitarianism in Charles de Koninck, David Foster Wallace, and Michel Houellebecq Edmund Waldstein, O.Cist. (Heiligenstift, Austria), gives the first talk in Session 2: Political (Dis-) Orders, part of the Political Demonology conference, held at Worcester College on 20th May 2016. Edmund Waldstein 13 Sep 2016
89 Creative Commons Modernist Myths of the Fall Henry Mead (Teesside University) gives the third talk in Session 1, (Demono-) Logics, at the Political Demonology conference, held at Worcester College on 20th May 2016. Henry Mead 13 Sep 2016
90 Creative Commons The Two Deaths of Osama Bin Laden –Demonic Repetition in Contemporary Culture Tom Grimwood (University of Cumbria) gives the second talk for Session 1; (Demono-) Logics Political Demonology conference, held in Worcester College on 20th May 2016. Tom Grimwood 13 Sep 2016
91 Creative Commons The Nightmare that Dreams: The Soul and Nihilism - Opening Keynote Conor Cunningham (University of Nottingham) gives the opening keynote in the Political Demonology conference, held at Worcester College Oxford on 20the May 2016. Conor Cunningham 13 Sep 2016
92 Session 6 Sixth session in the Perceptions of Inequality: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue, held in Oxford in June 2016. Elleke Boehmer, Roger Crisp, Ashwini Deshpande, Devaki Jain 09 Aug 2016
93 Session 5 Fifth session in the Perceptions of Inequality: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue, held in Oxford in June 2016. Elleke Boehmer, Francesca Rhodes, Lloyd Pratt, Tarunabh Khaitan 09 Aug 2016
94 Session 4 Fourth session in the Perceptions of Inequality: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue, held in Oxford in June 2016. Diane Elson, Elleke Boehmer, Linda McDowell, Roger Crisp 09 Aug 2016
95 Session 3 Third session in the Perceptions of Inequality: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue, held in Oxford in June 2016. Alfred Gathorne-Hardy, Ashwini Deshpande, Devaki Jain, Diane Elson 09 Aug 2016
96 Session 2 Second session in the Perceptions of Inequality: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue, held in Oxford in June 2016. Elleke Boehmer, Roger Crisp, Lloyd Pratt, Ashwini Deshpande 09 Aug 2016
97 Session 1 First session in the Perceptions of Inequality: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue, held in Oxford in June 2016. Devaki Jain, Roger Crisp, Martin O'Neill, Jennifer Sheehy-Skeffington 09 Aug 2016
98 Creative Commons Offsetting Class Privilege Holly Lawford-Smith discusses her Journal of Practical Ethics article, Offsetting Class Privilege Holly Lawford-Smith, David Edmonds 22 Jul 2016
99 Creative Commons The Morality of Unconventional Force Tom Simpson gives a talk for the Changing Character of War programme seminar series. Tom Simpson 05 Jul 2016
100 Creative Commons Should Europe introduce a ‘right to blaspheme’? Alain Bouldoires talks to Timothy Garton Ash about the survival of blasphemy laws in Europe, and calls for a ‘right to blaspheme’. Alain Bouldoires 16 Jun 2016