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Machine Ethics and Human Ethics: A Critical View Francesco Amigoni and Viola Schiaffonati
 

Summary: Machine Ethics and Human Ethics: A Critical View
Francesco Amigoni and Viola Schiaffonati
Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Laboratory, Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione, Politecnico di Milano
Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32, I-20133, Milano
amigoni@elet.polimi.it; schiaffo@elet.polimi.it
Abstract
The rapid changes in the relationship between humans and
machines evidence a progressive delegation of some human
activities to machines. Among those, there are not only
physical activities but also intellectual and social activities.
However, we deem that even the most powerful computers
should be considered as tools created and used by humans
and not totally autonomous and independent subjects.
Therefore, we see a theoretical objection to machine ethics
as the enterprise of adding an ethical dimension to some
machines. Rather than trying to implement ethical behavior
in machines, we suggest extending the traditional ethical
framework. This extension should include also problems
concerned with the behavior of machines towards users and
other machines in the perspective of the centrality of

  

Source: Amigoni, Francesco - Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione, Politecnico di Milano

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences