| Ringvorlesung | Ringvorlesung: Generative AI, Responsibility Gaps, and the Credit-Blame Asymmetry
17. Juli 2024

Ringvorlesung: Generative AI, Responsibility Gaps, and the Credit-Blame Asymmetry

Die öffentliche Ringvorlesung zum Thema Digitalisierung betrachtet das Thema aus der Perspektive unterschiedlicher Disziplinen.

Referent: Prof. Dr. Sven Nyholm (LMU)

When generative AI technologies generate novel texts, images, or music in response to prompts from users of these technologies, who exactly should be considered as the author of these AI outputs? Are texts created by generative AI perhaps best considered as authorless texts? In my presentation, I will relate the above-mentioned questions to the topic of who (if anyone) can take credit for, or potentially be blameworthy for, outputs created with the help of large language models and other generative AI technologies. I will argue that there is an important asymmetry with respect to how easily people can be praiseworthy or blameworthy for outputs they create with the help of generative AI technologies: in general, it is much harder to be praiseworthy for impressive outputs of generative AI than it is to be blameworthy for harmful outputs that we may produce with generative AI.

Zur Ringvorlesung

Das Department Informatik der CIT School der TU München veranstaltet in Zusammenarbeit mit dem bidt eine öffentliche Ringvorlesung zum Thema Digitalisierung. Das Thema wird aus der Perspektive unterschiedlicher Disziplinen betrachtet, um so ein übergreifendes und interdisziplinäres Verständnis der Materie zu erzielen.