When there is a conflict between research interests and social responsibility, the PAB acts as an intermediary and helps to understand and resolve the conflict. The PAB is an interdisciplinary committee that addresses both Cyber Valley as an institution and society at large. Within the context of AI research, the PAB is an innovative platform for scientific dialogue. Its focus is on dialogue and on giving advice based on sound arguments. It has neither the mandate nor the authority and usually not the interest to hinder or prevent research but rather to promote research that is ethically and socially responsible.
The Board is actively committed to supporting researchers develop the capacity for ethical argumentation and ethical action. The PAB’s aims to:
- Support scientists to take part in interdisciplinary dialogue,
- Encourage dialogue between science and society, and
- Contribute to informed political debates on the effects of AI on society.
The PAB is founded on the belief that citizens whose lives will be increasingly impacted by intelligent systems have a right to research that is ethically and socially responsible.