AIonAI: A Humanitarian Law of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics

TitleAIonAI: A Humanitarian Law of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsAshrafian, H
JournalScience & Engineering Ethics
Date Published2015
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number13533452
KeywordsArtificial , CYBERNETICS , ethics , Human , HUMAN-robot , humanitarian , HUMANITY , PHILOSOPHY , ROBOTICS
AbstractThe enduring progression of artificial intelligence and cybernetics offers an ever-closer possibility of rational and sentient robots. The ethics and morals deriving from this technological prospect have been considered in the philosophy of artificial intelligence, the design of automatons with roboethics and the contemplation of machine ethics through the concept of artificial moral agents. Across these categories, the robotics laws first proposed by Isaac Asimov in the twentieth century remain well-recognised and esteemed due to their specification of preventing human harm, stipulating obedience to humans and incorporating robotic self-protection. However the overwhelming predominance in the study of this field has focussed on human-robot interactions without fully considering the ethical inevitability of future artificial intelligences communicating together and has not addressed the moral nature of robot-robot interactions. A new robotic law is proposed and termed AIonAI or artificial intelligence-on-artificial intelligence. This law tackles the overlooked area where future artificial intelligences will likely interact amongst themselves, potentially leading to exploitation. As such, they would benefit from adopting a universal law of rights to recognise inherent dignity and the inalienable rights of artificial intelligences. 
NotesAshrafian, Hutan 1; Email Address:; Affiliation: 1: Department of Surgery and Cancer, St Mary's Hospital, Imperial College London, 10th Floor QEQM-Building, Praed Street London W2 1NY UK; Source Info: Feb2015, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p29; Subject Term: ARTIFICIAL intelligence; Subject Term: ROBOTICS; Subject Term: HUMANITARIAN law; Subject Term: CYBERNETICS; Subject Term: HUMANITY; Subject Term: HUMAN-robot interaction; Author-Supplied Keyword: Artificial intelligence; Author-Supplied Keyword: Ethics; Author-Supplied Keyword: Human rights; Author-Supplied Keyword: Humanitarian; Author-Supplied Keyword: Philosophy; Author-Supplied Keyword: Robotics; Number of Pages: 12p; Document Type: Article