Moral machines : teaching robots right from wrong

TitleMoral machines : teaching robots right from wrong
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsWallach, W, Allen, C
Pagination288 p.
PublisherOxford Univerity Press
Place PublishedNew York
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number9780195374049
Accession Number214322641
KeywordsComputer. , Computers , Entscheidungsfindung. , Ethik , Ethik. , moral. , Roboter , Robotics. , Robotik.
AbstractAs computers and technology play a larger and larger role in the smooth functioning of our society, the authors of this volume argue that robots 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 for machines 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 don't seem adequate and more socially engaged and engaging robots will be needed. As the authors show, the quest to build machines that are capable of telling right from wrong has begun.
NotesOxford University Pressill. ; 25 cm.Why machine morality? -- Engineering morality -- Does humanity want computers making moral decisions? -- Can (ro)bots really be moral? -- Philosophers, engineers, and the design of AMAs-- Top-down morality -- Bottom-up and developmental approaches -- Merging top-down and bottom-up -- Beyond vaporware? -- Beyond reason -- A more human-like AMA -- Dangers, rights, and responsibilities.Contributor biographical information description Note: InhaltsverzeichnisIncludes bibliographical references (p. 235-262) and index.National bibliography no: GBA8C8275Wendell Wallach, Colin Allen. More Records: Show record informationInternet resource (url)Book; Internet Resource Date of Entry: 20080313