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Engineering moral machines

Fisher, Michael, List, Christian ORCID: 0000-0003-1627-800X, Slavkovik, Marija and Winfield, Alan (2016) Engineering moral machines. Informatik-Spektrum. ISSN 0170-6012

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Identification Number: 10.1007/s00287-016-0998-x


This article provides a short report on a recent Dagstuhl Seminar on “Engineering Moral Agents”. Imbuing robots and autonomous systems with ethical norms and values is an increasingly urgent challenge, given rapid developments in, for example, driverless cars, unmanned air vehicles (drones), and care assistant robots. Seminar participants discussed two immediate problems. A challenge for philosophical research is the formalisation of ethics in a format that lends itself to machine implementation; a challenge for computer science and robotics is the actual implementation of moral reasoning and conduct in autonomous systems. This article reports on these two challenges.

Item Type: Article
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Additional Information: © 2016 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Divisions: Government
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2016 14:11
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 02:20

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