Emmanuel R. Goffi
Emmanuel R. Goffi
Contributor, The Yuan

Emmanuel R. Goffi is the co-founder and co-director of the Global AI Ethics Institute in Paris. He is a philosopher of technology focusing on ethics applied to AI as addressed through cultural perspectives.

The idea of AI outsmarting humans shows humans are not that smart
The Age of Discovery began 500 years ago. Today, The Yuan embarks on its own voyage of discovery of intelligence. Our contributors, who span the continents, undertake to find extreme answers to the question of ‘What can we do when AI outsmarts humans?’ On day One, Emmanuel Goffi joins this adventurous expedition from Paris, la capitale de la Révolution and la ville lumière.
Emmanuel R. Goffi  |  Jun 19, 2023
‘AI ethics’ are doomed to failure - Part 1
As efforts to improve AI governance and devise rules governing its use gain momentum, ‘ethics’ is a buzzword that often pops up in talks of how to make AI more benign. The problem, however, is that the concept of AI ethics lacks substance and thus risks becoming meaningless. How to resolve this seeming paradox? Emmanuel R. Goffi, co-founder and co-director of the Paris-based Global AI Ethics Institute, weighs in.
Emmanuel R. Goffi  |  Jan 16, 2023
The dangerous universalist grounds of ‘AI ethics’
Emmanuel R. Goffi, co-founder and co-director of the Global AI Ethics Institute, takes a look at efforts to define a universal set of rules governing AI and explains why such efforts are flawed and could end up causing more problems than they solve unless the world adopts a more inclusive mindset.
Emmanuel R. Goffi  |  Oct 18, 2022
How the myth of control is shaping the ethics of AI
AI is not a means to control nature, which cannot be mastered, any more than AI itself can. Thus, the only control humans have is over us, to protect us from our own hubris, asserts Emmanuel R. Goffi, co-founder and co-director of the Global AI Ethics Institute.
Emmanuel R. Goffi  |  Jul 29, 2022
Ethics of AI: Going Beyond Words
Artificial intelligence ethicist and philosopher of technologies, Emmanuel R. Goffi discusses the language of AI and understanding the ethics surrounding it.
Emmanuel R. Goffi  |  Mar 03, 2022