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A principal goal of the discipline of artificial morality is to design artificial agents to act as if they are moral agents. Intermediate goals of artificial morality are directed at building into AI systems sensitivity to the values, ethics, and legality of activities. The development of an effective foundation for the field of artificial morality involves(More)
The implementation of moral decision-making abilities in AI is a natural and necessary extension to the social mechanisms of autonomous software agents and robots. Engineers exploring design strategies for systems sensitive to moral considerations in their choices and actions will need to determine what role ethical theory should play in defining control(More)
Machine ethics isn't merely science fiction; it's a topic that requires serious consideration, given the rapid emergence of increasingly complex autonomous software agents and robots. Machine ethics is an emerging field that seeks to implement moral decision-making faculties in computers and robots. We already have semiautonomous robots and software agents(More)
Focus of the Symposium This Symposium is a forum for exploring the values and affective concerns that inform human decisions and actions, as well as the prospect of developing artificial intelligence systems with the capacity to make and follow complex ethical decisions and function as autonomous moral agents (AMAs). Topics may include, but are not limited(More)
The proposed code of professional ethics for simulationists covers the following five areas: Personal development and the profession, professional competence, trustworthiness, property rights and due credit, and compliance with the code. PREAMBLE Simulationists are professionals involved in modelling and simulation activities and/or with providing modelling(More)
Canine babesiosis is a tick-borne disease with world-wide significance caused by intraerythrocytic protozoa of the genus Babesia. The eicosanoids, as inflammatory mediators, are involved in the regulation of the immune response and inflammatory reaction. Metabolism of lipids is of great importance in babesiosis. In this study it was aimed to investigate the(More)
The possible role of oxidative stress in the pathogenesis of infections caused by parasites has been an active area of research in recent years. The aim of this study was to assess changes in activity concentrations of malondialdehyde (MDA), a commonly used biomarker for assessing lipid peroxidation, in dogs infected with Babesia canis canis, after therapy(More)
Serum levels of the chemokines keratinocyte chemoattractant and interleukin-8 in dogs naturally infected with Babesia canis canis. ABSTRACT Canine babesiosis, caused by Babesia canis canis, is one of the commonest canine diseases in Croatia. It is known that systemic infl ammatory response syndrome (SIRS), which is a hallmark of babesiosis, is regulated by(More)
The concentrations of the infl ammatory markers the amino-terminal The concentrations of the infl ammatory markers the amino-terminal portion of C-type pronatriuretic peptide and procalcitonin in canine portion of C-type pronatriuretic peptide and procalcitonin in canine babesiosis caused by babesiosis caused by Babesia canis Babesia canis The(More)
Serum cor tisol and insulin concentrations in dogs naturally infected with insulin concentrations in dogs naturally infected with Babesia canis Babesia canis. ABSTRACT Babesiosis is an emerging tick-transmitted infectious disease of vertebrates that occurs worldwide. In Babesiosis is an emerging tick-transmitted infectious disease of vertebrates that occurs(More)