Moral Machines: Teaching Robots Right from Wrong
Computers are already approving financial transactions, controlling electrical supplies, and driving trains. Soon, service robots will be taking care of the elderly in their homes, and military robots will have their own targeting and firing protocols. Colin Allen and Wendell Wallach argue that as robots take on more and more responsibility, they must be programmed with moral decision-making abilities, for our own safety. Taking a fast paced tour through the latest thinking about philosophical ethics and artificial intelligence, the authors argue that even if full moral agency for machines is a long way off, it is already necessary to start building a kind of functional morality, in which artificial moral agents have some basic ethical sensitivity. But the standard ethical theories don't seem adequate, and more socially engaged and engaging robots will be needed. As the authors show, the quest to build machines that are capable of telling right from wrong has begun. Moral Machines is the first book to examine the challenge of building artificial moral agents, probing deeply into the nature of human decision making and ethics.
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Review: Moral Machines: Teaching Robots Right from WrongUser Review - Emily Brown - Goodreads
As much as this sounds like an interesting topic, I cannot get into ethics. I do see the need now for this to be discussed. Read full review
Review: Moral Machines: Teaching Robots Right from WrongUser Review - Ralph Zoontjens - Goodreads
Humanity does not yet have a clear understanding about the impact that the technology of robotics will have, once it starts exploding anywhere between 10 and 20 years from now. Robots will be the ... Read full review
Chapter 1 Why Machine Morality?
Chapter 2 Engineering Morality
Chapter 3 Does Humanity Want Computers Making Moral Decisions?
Chapter 4 Can Robots Really Be Moral?
Chapter 5 Philosophers Engineers and the Design of AMAs
Chapter 6 TopDown Morality
Chapter 7 BottomUp and Developmental Approaches
Chapter 8 Merging TopDown and BottomUp