Should I kill or rather not?

Should I kill or rather not? AI & SOCIETY https://doi.org/10.1007/s00146-018-0850-8 CURMUDGEON CORNER 1,2 Luis Moniz Pereira Received: 15 May 2018 / Accepted: 26 May 2018 © Springer-Verlag London Ltd., part of Springer Nature 2018 Robots are already among us: They build our cars and They can neither consider the individual circumstances of vacuum our apartments. Why do these machines need a each case, nor can they justify their actions. sense of right and wrong? You say that to teach a robot morality, we need to know Their tasks will change: they will work a lot closer with what we as humans consider right or wrong. How much humans, and they will have more autonomy, for example as do we know about our own moral principles? caretakers for the elderly. Imagine a robot in a nursing home. It is helping elderly people with eating and grooming, and Neither computer scientists nor sociologists know enough it is handing out medicine. One morning a resident asks the about human morality. Nobody does. One thing seems cer- robot for painkillers, because he has a terrible headache. The tain: Morality evolved. We are a gregarious species, so we robot is allowed to hand out pills only with the approval of a need http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png AI & Society Springer Journals

Should I kill or rather not?

AI & Society , Volume OnlineFirst – Jun 4, 2018

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Springer Journals
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Copyright © 2018 by Springer-Verlag London Ltd., part of Springer Nature
Subject
Computer Science; Artificial Intelligence (incl. Robotics); Computer Science, general; Engineering Economics, Organization, Logistics, Marketing; Control, Robotics, Mechatronics; Performing Arts; Methodology of the Social Sciences
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0951-5666
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1435-5655
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10.1007/s00146-018-0850-8
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AI & SOCIETY https://doi.org/10.1007/s00146-018-0850-8 CURMUDGEON CORNER 1,2 Luis Moniz Pereira Received: 15 May 2018 / Accepted: 26 May 2018 © Springer-Verlag London Ltd., part of Springer Nature 2018 Robots are already among us: They build our cars and They can neither consider the individual circumstances of vacuum our apartments. Why do these machines need a each case, nor can they justify their actions. sense of right and wrong? You say that to teach a robot morality, we need to know Their tasks will change: they will work a lot closer with what we as humans consider right or wrong. How much humans, and they will have more autonomy, for example as do we know about our own moral principles? caretakers for the elderly. Imagine a robot in a nursing home. It is helping elderly people with eating and grooming, and Neither computer scientists nor sociologists know enough it is handing out medicine. One morning a resident asks the about human morality. Nobody does. One thing seems cer- robot for painkillers, because he has a terrible headache. The tain: Morality evolved. We are a gregarious species, so we robot is allowed to hand out pills only with the approval of a need

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