The Robot didn't do it: A position paper for the Workshop on Anticipatory Ethics, Responsibility and Artificial Agents

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This position paper addresses the issue of responsibility in the use of autonomous robotic systems. We are nowhere near autonomy in the philosophical sense, i.e., where there exists free agency and moral culpability for a non-human artificial agent. Sentient robots and the singularity are not concerns in the near to mid-term. While agents such as corporations can be held legally responsible for their actions, these exist of organizations under the direct control of humans. Intelligent robots, by virtue of their autonomous decision-making, are not of the same ilk.
Keywords robot ethics  killer robots
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