What is it like to encounter an autonomous artificial agent?

AI and Society 28 (4):483-489 (2013)
Abstract
Following up on Thomas Nagel’s paper “What is it like to be a bat?” and Alan Turing’s essay “Computing machinery and intelligence,” it shall be claimed that a successful interaction of human beings and autonomous artificial agents depends more on which characteristics human beings ascribe to the agent than on whether the agent really has those characteristics. It will be argued that Masahiro Mori’s concept of the “uncanny valley” as well as evidence from several empirical studies supports that assertion. Finally, some tentative conclusions concerning moral implications of the arguments presented here shall be drawn
Keywords Autonomous artificial agent  Turing test  Uncanny valley  Moral responsibility
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DOI 10.1007/s00146-013-0453-3
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