News and events

Members of the Centre win a 3-year research grant for basic research project dealing with AI

Several members of the Centre are part of the new 3-year project funded by Slovenian Research Agency with the title Theology, digital culture and the challenges of human-centered artificial intelligence. You can visit the project website here (in Slovene).

Conference Ethical Challenges of Artificial Intelligence and New Technologies (Ljubljana, 25. 10. 2022)

Conference program and book of abstracts

Opening remarks
10:00-10:30 Vojko Strahovnik: Ethics, Transparency, and Human Judgment
10:30-11:00 Martin Justin: Is explainability necessary for trustworthiness?

11:20-11:50 Jonas Miklavčič: How AI transparency is explained? Different requirements hidden in the requirement for transparency
11:50-12:20 Luka Puslon: Empowering trust by embedding fairness in medical AI algorithm
12:20-12:50 Saša Horvat: What do AI, medicine and chess have in common? Issues in decision-making process

14:00-14:40 Keynote lecture: Bojan Žalec: Ethical Aspects of Transhumanism and Abortion: The Nature of Human, Person, Common Good, and Democracy

14:40-15:10 Stjepan Štivić: Digital Twin and Ethical Dilemmas
15:10-15:40 Octavian-Mihai Machidon: We shape AI, and AI shapes us – Philosophical and theological considerations on AI’s algorithmic determinism
Concluding words from the organizers

Book of abstracts is also available here (PDF).

Photos from the conference

Saša Horvat
Martin Justin

Nicodemu’s Evenings

9., 10. and 12. May 2022

We invite you to Nicodemus’ Evenings, organized this year by the Center for Human-Centred Artificial Intelligence and the Ethics of New Technologies and Catholic Youth. This year’s Nicodemus Evenings are held on the theme of Artificial Intelligence: Conscience on Trial.

Nicodemus’ Evenings will be held three evenings at three different locations.

⇒ MONDAY, May 9, 2022, at 7 p.m.
Round table: The impact of artificial intelligence on the user
Where? Faculty of Economics (lecture room 250)
Guests: dr. Marko Pahor, dr. Aleš Gorišek, dr. David Gosar and Jonas Miklavčič
Moderator: Nejc Krevs

⇒ TUESDAY, 10 May 2022, at 7 p.m.
Ethical challenges of artificial intelligence
Where? Faculty of Computer and Information Science (lecture room 1)
Guest: dr. Ivan Bratko and dr. Vojko Strahovnik
Moderator: Jonas Miklavčič

⇒ THURSDAY, May 12, 2022, at 7 p.m.
Artificial Intelligence: People and Machines in the Digital Age
Where? Faculty of Theology (hall)
Guest: dr. Paolo Benanti (Pontificia Universitat Gregoriana)
dr. Miran Špelič

Online discussion: Ethical Challenges of New Technologies

With the emergence of new technologies, new ethical questions arise. The discussion evening, which will take place on Thursday, February 3, at 8 p.m., will address two specific questions: ethical dilemmas that arise when using artificial intelligence, and ethical dilemmas of cyborgization or human enhancement with mechanical insertions into the body.

Aljaž Krajnc will talk with Jonas Miklavčič and Stjepan Stivić. All participants work at the Center for the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence and New Technologies at the Faculty of Theology of the University of Ljubljana.

Conference participation: Ethical Issues of Algorithms in Pandemic

Jonas Miklavčič, Mateja Centa and Vojko Strahovnik have presented a paper “Ethical Issues of Algorithms in Pandemic” on an international scientific conference Ethics of Resilience: Vulnerability and Survival in Times of Pandemics and Global Uncertainty (November 5th-7th 2020, Celje, Slovenia)