MoL-2018-22: How do we Develop Ethically Aware AI?

MoL-2018-22: Luthra, Mrinalini (2018) How do we Develop Ethically Aware AI? [Report]

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The increasing pervasiveness, autonomy and complexity of artificially intelligent technologies in human society has challenged the traditional conception of moral responsibility. To this extent, it has been proposed that the existing notion of moral responsibility be expanded in order to be able to account for the morality of technologies. Machine ethics is the field of study dedicated to studying the computational entity as a moral entity whose goal is to develop technologies capable of autonomous moral reasoning, namely artificial moral agents. This thesis begins by surveying the basic assumptions and definitions underlying this conception of artificial moral agency. It is followed by an investigation into why (and how) society would benefit from the development of such agents. Finally, it explores the main approaches for the development of artificial moral agents. In effect, this research serves as a critique on the emerging field of machine ethics.

Item Type: Report
Report Nr: MoL-2018-22
Series Name: Master of Logic Thesis (MoL) Series
Year: 2018
Subjects: Logic
Depositing User: Dr Marco Vervoort
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2018 14:57
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2018 14:57

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