Dilara Boga

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My research interests are in philosophy of Artificial Intelligence (AI), robot ethics, moral agency, evolution, and social emotions.

I believe clarification of what is fundamental to human agency is crucial for greater understanding of ontological and moral status of AIs.

In my dissertation, I will bring in philosophy of science, in particular the evolution of moral agency, and I want to argue that social emotions are fundamental to moral agency because they have a significant function in group dynamics. So, we need AIs who can have social emotions to be able to call them proper moral agents; otherwise, it is unlikely that AIs will be trusted during their interactions with humans.


Visiting Student at Australian National University, School of Philosophy (August - October 2018)
MA in Philosophy at Bilkent University
BA in American Culture and Literature at Bilkent University