Ethical Nudging with Opaque Recommender Systems?

recommender system, nudging, opaque, isometric illustration | Midjourney


This paper examines ethical challenges that arise in the context of using deep learning models for nudging. In particular, I will show how opacity may make it difficult to assess whether the nudges 1) make people better off as judged by themselves and 2) do so without unduly interfering with their autonomy.

June 22, 2023 14:00 — 14:25
Center for Science and Thought, University of Bonn
Philippe Verreault-Julien
Philippe Verreault-Julien
Postdoctoral Researcher

Philosopher working on the ethics, epistemology, governance, and safety of artificial intelligence systems.