Everyone Did It – No One Did It? AI: Attribution and Concealment of Responsibility!

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The image looks deceptively real: the Pope wearing a white down jacket. The depiction spreads across the internet, gets shared, admired, and commented on. The image was never actually photographed but generated by an AI. Who is responsible for it? Programmers? Those who uploaded the photo, shared it without verifying? Or even the AI itself? These questions are highly debated and highly relevant, especially given the possibilities of image manipulation in areas such as war or political reporting.

In this workshop, participants heard surprising insights from theology and ethics, from our sub-project E,  regarding these questions. They learned more about how attributions and concealments of responsibility function. And had the opportunity to participate in the discussion: Who should be held responsible, and where is responsibility being concealed?