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Moral Machines: Teaching Robots Right from Wrong by [Wallach, Wendell, Allen, Colin]

Moral Machines: Teaching Robots Right from Wrong 1st Edition, Kindle Edition

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An invaluable guide to avoiding the stuff of science-fiction nightmares. (John Gilby, Times Higher Education)

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Computers are already approving financial transactions, controlling electrical supplies, and driving trains. Soon, service robots will be taking care of the elderly in their homes, and military robots will have their own targeting and firing protocols. Colin Allen and Wendell Wallach argue that as robots take on more and more responsibility, they 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. Moral Machines is the first book to examine the challenge of building artificial moral agents, probing deeply into the nature of human decision making and ethics.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1237 KB
  • Print Length: 287 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (19 Nov. 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005254J6O
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #53,494 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Chris Santos-Lang
5.0 out of 5 starsThe best book for teaching
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4.0 out of 5 starsIs it possible for a robot to have ethics?
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5.0 out of 5 stars"Moral Machines" and our impending new reality.
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