Does This Unit Have a Soul? AI Ethics in Video Games

Video games are a perfect place to explore the ethics of artificial intelligence. This panel examines different ethical and philosophical issues with depictions of AI in games such as Mass Effect, Star Wars and Portal, games exploring hypothetical AI like the paperclip maximiser, the origins of attitudes to AI, the impact of portrayals, and emergent issues of AI in games, such as the too-perfect AI, cheating AI, player data analytics, automated level creation and other AI-related games topics.


Dr. Catherine Flick [Reader in Computing & Social Responsibility, De Montfort University], Dr. Tyr Fothergill [Research Fellow, De Montfort University]