Implementing moral decision making faculties in computers and robots

AI and Society 22 (4):463-475 (2008)
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Abstract

The challenge of designing computer systems and robots with the ability to make moral judgments is stepping out of science fiction and moving into the laboratory. Engineers and scholars, anticipating practical necessities, are writing articles, participating in conference workshops, and initiating a few experiments directed at substantiating rudimentary moral reasoning in hardware and software. The subject has been designated by several names, including machine ethics, machine morality, artificial morality, or computational morality. Most references to the challenge elucidate one facet or another of what is a very rich topic. This paper will offer a brief overview of the many dimensions of this new field of inquiry.

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