Building AI machines capable of making decisions compliant with ethical principles is a challenge that needs to be faced in the direction of improving reliability and fairness in AI.

This micro-project aims at combining argument mining and argumentation-based reasoning to ensure ethical behaviors in the context of chatbot systems. Argumentation is a powerful tool for modeling conversations and disputes. Argument mining is the automatic extraction of arguments from natural language inputs, which could be applied both in the analysis of user input and in the retrieval of suitable feedbacks to the user. We aim to augment classical argumentation frameworks with ethical and/or moral constraints and with natural language interaction capabilities, in order to guide the conversation between chatbots and humans in accordance with the ethical constraints


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Project Partners:

  • Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Bettina Fazzinga
  • Università di Bologna (UNIBO), Paolo Torroni

Primary Contact: Bettina Fazzinga, CNR