Ethics and Simulation: From AI to Virtual Reality

The Centre de recherche en éthique (CRÉ) and the International Observatory on the Societal Impacts of AI and Digital Technology (OBVIA) present the 3rd Seminar in AI Ethics entitled “Ethics and simulation: from AI to virtual reality”.

The notion of simulation is at the heart of information technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and virtual reality (VR). Rightly or wrongly, AI can be defined as an attempt to simulate human or animal intelligence. Virtual reality headsets, on the other hand, allow people to immerse themselves in a universe – or metaverse – created by algorithms. In ethics, the notion of simulation has resonances with deception or lying. But it is also a common tool with thought experiments which are indeed simulations of cases allowing us to test our moral intuitions.

Program (in French only)


Participants who wish to obtain a certificate of attendance of this event can indicate it in the registration form. It will be sent by e-mail by the OBVIA in the days following the event. Each participant is then responsible for taking the necessary steps to have their attendance recognized as a continuing education activity by their educational institution, their employer or their professional order.

This event will be held in French only.

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