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Moral Machines: Teaching Robots Right from Wrong
Moral Machines: Teaching Robots Right from Wrong by Wendell Wallach, Colin Allen 0195374045 9780195374049
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Moral Machines: Teaching Robots Right from Wrong by Wendell Wallach, Colin Allen

Computers are already approving financial transactions, controlling electrical supplies, and driving trains. Soon, service robots will be taking care of the elderly in their homes, and military robots will have their own targeting and firing protocols. Colin Allen and Wendell Wallach arguethat as robots take on more and more responsibility, they must be programmed with moral decision-making abilities, for our own safety. Taking a fast paced tour through the latest thinking about philosophical ethics and artificial intelligence, the authors argue that even if full moral agency formachines is a long way off, it is already necessary to start building a kind of functional morality, in which artificial moral agents have some basic ethical sensitivity. But the standard ethical theories dont seem adequate, and more socially engaged and engaging robots will be needed. As theauthors show, the quest to build machines that are capable of telling right from wrong has begun. Moral Machines is the first book to examine the challenge of building artificial moral agents, probing deeply into the nature of human decision making and ethics.

Author: Wendell Wallach, Colin Allen

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 275

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 2008-11-19

Our Price: $6.30

ISBN: 0195374045

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