Good Machine , Nice Machine

TitleGood Machine , Nice Machine
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsConnolly, P, Althaus, RA, Skipper, RB
Date Published12/2015
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Publication LanguageEnglish
AbstractScenarios in which highly advanced machines threaten the survival of humanity, once the exclusive domain of science fiction, have increasingly generated interest and concern. If machines become “smarter” than humans, and capable of redesigning themselves, their evolution could quickly spiral out of control, producing what researchers now refer to as a “technological singularity.”
NotesCase from the 2015 Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl National Competition © Peggy Connolly, Ruth Ann Althaus, Robert Boyd Skipper 2014