Blay Whitby University of Sussex
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  • PhD, Middlesex University, 2004.

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  1. Joel Parthemore & Blay Whitby (forthcoming). Moral Agency, Moral Responsibility, and Artifacts: What Existing Artifacts Fail to Achieve (and Why), and Why They, Nevertheless, Can (and Do!) Make Moral Claims Upon Us. .
    Joel Parthemore and Blay Whitby, Int. J. Mach. Conscious. 06, 141 (2014). DOI: 10.1142/S1793843014400162.
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  2. Joel Parthemore & Blay Whitby (forthcoming). What Makes Any Agent a Moral Agent? Reflections on Machine Consciousness and Moral Agency. International Journal of Machine Consciousness 5 (2):105-129.
    In this paper, we take moral agency to be that context in which a particular agent can, appropriately, be held responsible for her actions and their consequences. In order to understand moral agency, we will discuss what it would take for an artifact to be a moral agent. For reasons that will become clear over the course of the paper, we take the artifactual question to be a useful way into discussion but ultimately misleading. We set out a number of (...)
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  3. Blay Whitby (2011). On Computable Morality An Examination of Machines. In M. Anderson S. Anderson (ed.), Machine Ethics. Cambridge Univ. Press. 138.
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  4. Blay Whitby (2010). Oversold, Unregulated, and Unethical: Why We Need to Respond to Robot Nannies. Interaction Studies 11 (2):290-294.
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  5. Blay Whitby (2007). Computing Machinery and Morality. AI and Society 22 (4):551-563.
    Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a technology widely used to support human decision-making. Current areas of application include financial services, engineering, and management. A number of attempts to introduce AI decision support systems into areas which more obviously include moral judgement have been made. These include systems that give advice on patient care, on social benefit entitlement, and even ethical advice for medical professionals. Responding to these developments raises a complex set of moral questions. This paper proposes a clearer replacement question (...)
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  6. Blay Whitby (1999). Stacey L. Edgar, Morality and Machines: Perspectives on Computer Ethics, Jones and Bartlett Series in Philosophy, Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 1997, XVI + 448 Pp., $32.50 (Paper), ISBN 0- 7637-0184-X. [REVIEW] Minds and Machines 9 (1):131-133.
  7. Blay Whitby (1996). The Turing Test: Ai's Biggest Blind Alley? In Peter Millican & A. Clark (eds.), Machines and Thought. Oxford University Press. 519-539.
     
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  8. Blay Whitby (1996). Why the Turing Test is Ai's Biggest Blind Alley. In Peter Millican & A. Clark (eds.), Machines and Thought, the Legacy of Alan Turing. Oup.
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