Having a discussion with an artificial intelligence (AI) about ethical issues: is that possible? In our legal-informatics cooperation project TargetJura, we are addressing this question and would like to enter into dialogue with an AI.
The TargetJura project (Tutor System for Argumentation Structures in Ethical and Legal Applications), is about creating an intelligent, case-based learning environment. The resulting tutoring systems should be able to independently recognise argumentation structures. The AI is to be used both in the feedback generation of legal solution sketches in preparation for the state law examination and in the stimulation of discussions on ethical questions of AI on the basis of concrete case studies. Here, a chatbot is to ensure that discussion rules are observed and that the most important arguments are addressed in a natural way, without the chatbot representing an opinion that it considers to be correct.
Prof. Dr. Frank Puppe, Prof. Dr. Ralf Schenke and Prof. Dr. Dr. Eric Hilgendorf of the Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg are participating in the project as partners. The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).