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Machine Ethics

From Machine Morals to the Machinery of Morality

  • Luís Moniz Pereira
  • António Barata Lopes
Book

Part of the Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics book series (SAPERE, volume 53)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Luís Moniz Pereira, António Barata Lopes
    Pages 1-17
  3. Luís Moniz Pereira, António Barata Lopes
    Pages 19-24
  4. Luís Moniz Pereira, António Barata Lopes
    Pages 25-32
  5. Luís Moniz Pereira, António Barata Lopes
    Pages 33-37
  6. Luís Moniz Pereira, António Barata Lopes
    Pages 45-51
  7. Luís Moniz Pereira, António Barata Lopes
    Pages 53-60
  8. Luís Moniz Pereira, António Barata Lopes
    Pages 61-67
  9. Luís Moniz Pereira, António Barata Lopes
    Pages 69-73
  10. Luís Moniz Pereira, António Barata Lopes
    Pages 75-80
  11. Luís Moniz Pereira, António Barata Lopes
    Pages 81-85
  12. Luís Moniz Pereira, António Barata Lopes
    Pages 93-96
  13. Luís Moniz Pereira, António Barata Lopes
    Pages 97-102
  14. Luís Moniz Pereira, António Barata Lopes
    Pages 103-112
  15. Luís Moniz Pereira, António Barata Lopes
    Pages 113-120
  16. Luís Moniz Pereira, António Barata Lopes
    Pages 121-134
  17. Luís Moniz Pereira, António Barata Lopes
    Pages 135-141
  18. Luís Moniz Pereira, António Barata Lopes
    Pages 143-148
  19. Luís Moniz Pereira, António Barata Lopes
    Pages 149-154
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 155-164

About this book

Introduction

This book offers the first systematic guide to machine ethics, bridging between computer science, social sciences and philosophy. Based on a dialogue between an AI scientist and a novelist philosopher, the book discusses important findings on which moral values machines can be taught and how. In turn, it investigates what kind of artificial intelligence (AI) people do actually want.

What are the main consequences of the integration of AI in people’s every-day life? In order to co-exist and collaborate with humans, machines need morality, but which moral values should we teach them? Moreover, how can we implement benevolent AI? These are just some of the questions carefully examined in the book, which offers a comprehensive account of ethical issues concerning AI, on the one hand, and a timely snapshot of the power and potential benefits of this technology on the other. Starting with an introduction to common-sense ethical principles, the book then guides the reader, helping them develop and understand more complex ethical concerns and placing them in a larger, technological context. The book makes these topics accessible to a non-expert audience, while also offering alternative reading pathways to inspire more specialized readers.


Keywords

Computational Morality Programming Artificial Emotions Machine Autonomy Identity in the Digital World Machine Decision Making Counterfactual Reasoning Critical Thinking and AI Evolution of morality Employing AI for moral understanding Identity in the digital world Man-machine symbiosis Superintelligent machines Distribution of AI-produced wealth Social impact of intelligent machines

Authors and affiliations

  • Luís Moniz Pereira
    • 1
  • António Barata Lopes
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT)Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL)CaparicaPortugal
  2. 2.Departamento de Ciências Humanas e SociaisAgrupamento de Escolas Anselmo de AndradeAlmadaPortugal

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-39630-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-39629-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-39630-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-6255
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-6263
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