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Technologies of the Self
Some time ago, I met a very bright and lively graduate, who registered with Facebook during the academic year 2003–2004, when she was a student at Harvard. Her Facebook ID number was 246. Impressive.Expand
The Philosophy of Information
TLDR
This chapter discusses Semantic Information and the Network Theory of Account, Consciousness, Agents and the Knowledge Game, and a Defence of Informational Structural Realism against Digital Ontology. Expand
On the Morality of Artificial Agents
TLDR
There is substantial and important scope, particularly in Computer Ethics, for the concept of moral agent not necessarily exhibiting free will, mental states or responsibility, as well as the extension of the class of agents and moral agents to embrace AAs. Expand
Information: A Very Short Introduction
6.6 MB Free download Information: A Very Short Introduction book PDF, FB2, EPUB and MOBI. Read online Information: A Very Short Introduction which classified as Other that has 160 pages that containExpand
The Fourth Revolution: How the infosphere is reshaping human reality
Preface Acknowledgements List of figures 1. Hyperhistory 2. Space: Infosphere 3. Identity: Onlife 4. Self-Understanding: The Four Revolutions 5. Privacy: Informational Friction 6. Intelligence:Expand
Information ethics: On the philosophical foundation of computer ethics
  • L. Floridi
  • Sociology, Political Science
  • Ethics and Information Technology
  • 2004
The essential difficulty about Computer Ethics' (CE) philosophical status is a methodological problem: standard ethical theories cannot easily be adapted to deal with CE-problems, which appear toExpand
Is Semantic Information Meaningful Data
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This paper criticising and revising the Standard Definition of semantic Information (SDI) as meaningful data, in favour of the Dretske-Grice approach: meaningful and well-formed data constitute semantic information only if they also qualify as contingently truthful. Expand
AI4People—An Ethical Framework for a Good AI Society: Opportunities, Risks, Principles, and Recommendations
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The core opportunities and risks of AI for society are introduced; a synthesis of five ethical principles that should undergird its development and adoption are presented; and 20 concrete recommendations are offered to serve as a firm foundation for the establishment of a Good AI Society. Expand
The Method of Levels of Abstraction
  • L. Floridi
  • Computer Science
  • Minds and Machines
  • 1 September 2008
TLDR
It is argued that a refined version of epistemological levelism should be retained as a fundamental method, called the method of levels of abstraction, which is further specified and supported by distinguishing it from three other forms of “levelism”. Expand
Outline of a Theory of Strongly Semantic Information
  • L. Floridi
  • Computer Science
  • Minds and Machines
  • 1 May 2004
TLDR
The main hypothesis supported in the paper is that the classic quantitative theory of weakly semantic information (TWSI) assumes that truth-values supervene on factual semantic information, yet this principle is too weak and generates a well-known semantic paradox, whereas TSSI can avoid the paradox and is more in line with the standard conception of what generally counts as semantic information. Expand
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