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Artificial Intelligence and Literary Creativity: Inside the Mind of Brutus, A Storytelling Machine
From the Publisher: Computers can play superlative chess, diagnose disease, guide spacecraft, power robots that can deliver mail and (soon) clean houses, etcetera. But can computers originateExpand
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Toward a General Logicist Methodology for Engineering Ethically Correct Robots
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We propose a logic-based methodology to answer the ethical questions that arise in entrusting robots with more and more of our welfare. Expand
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Toward Ethical Robots via Mechanized Deontic Logic ∗
We suggest that mechanized multi-agent deontic logics might be appropriate vehicles for engineering trustworthy robots. Mechanically checked proofs in such logics can serve to establish theExpand
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What Robots Can and Can’t Be
Series Preface. I. Introduction. II. Our Machinery. III. Arguments Pro, Destroyed. IV. What Robots Can Be. V. Searle. VI. Arbitrary Realization. VII. Godel. VIII. Free Will. IX. Introspection. X.Expand
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Creativity, the Turing Test, and the (Better) Lovelace Test
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A better test is one that insists on a certain restrictive epistemic relation between an artificial agent (or system) A, its output o, and the human architect H of A – a relation which, roughly speaking, obtains when H cannot account for how A produced o. Expand
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On Automating the Doctrine of Double Effect
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The doctrine of double effect (DDE) is a long-studied ethical principle that governs when actions that have both positive and negative effects are to be allowed. Expand
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Toward Formalizing Common-Sense Psychology: An Analysis of the False-Belief Task
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We present an inference system for representing and reasoning about certain types of mental states, and use it to provide a formal analysis of the false-belief task. Expand
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Ethical robots: the future can heed us
  • S. Bringsjord
  • Sociology, Computer Science
  • AI & SOCIETY
  • 26 March 2008
Bill Joy’s deep pessimism is now famous. “Why the Future Doesn’t Need Us,” his defense of that pessimism, has been read by, it seems, everyone—and many of these readers, apparently, have beenExpand
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Psychometric artificial intelligence
  • S. Bringsjord
  • Computer Science
  • J. Exp. Theor. Artif. Intell.
  • 1 September 2011
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Rather long ago, Newell (1973) wrote a prophetic paper that can serve as a rallying cry for this special issue of JETAI: ‘You Can’t Play 20 Questions with Nature and Win’. Expand
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Superminds: People Harness Hypercomputation, and More
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From the Publisher: This is the first book-length presentation and defense of a new theory of human and machine cognition, according to which human persons are superminds. Expand
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