James H. Moor, Prof Dept of Philosophy, Dartmouth College

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James H. Moor, Prof Dept of Philosophy, Dartmouth College

Sage 4101

October 19, 2011 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM


This talk will examine what we should do about the following sound argument:

 (1) AI researchers are ethically obligated to consider issues of harm, benefit, and justice if they deploy robots in the real world (and, of course, deploy real world AI in general).

 (2) In the future the number of real world robots will increase dramatically.


Thus, the ethical obligations of AI researchers will increase substantially in the future.


 Background reading: J. Moor, "The Nature, Importance, and Difficulty of Machine Ethics". IEEE Intelligent Systems.

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