Dilara Boga

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

I will bring in history and philosophy of science, in particular with respect to the evolution of agency, and discuss how our concept of agency changes with respect to societal and technological changes. 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 want to support the claim that we need AIs who can have social emotions otherwise it is unlikely that they will be accepted as proper moral agents.


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