Artificial moral agents are infeasible with foreseeable technologies

Ethics and Information Technology 16 (3):197-206 (2014)

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For an artificial agent to be morally praiseworthy, its rules for behaviour and the mechanisms for supplying those rules must not be supplied entirely by external humans. Such systems are a substantial departure from current technologies and theory, and are a low prospect. With foreseeable technologies, an artificial agent will carry zero responsibility for its behavior and humans will retain full responsibility.
Keywords artificial agent  moral agent  ethical agent  moral responsibility  automation  robotics
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