Artificial Intelligence Safety Engineering: Why Machine Ethics Is a Wrong Approach

Abstract

Machine ethics and robot rights are quickly becoming hot topics in artificial intelligence/robotics communities. We will argue that the attempts to allow machines to make ethical decisions or to have rights are misguided. Instead we propose a new science of safety engineering for intelligent artificial agents. In particular we issue a challenge to the scientific community to develop intelligent systems capable of proving that they are in fact safe even under recursive selfimprovement.

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-31674-6_29

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@inproceedings{Yampolskiy2013ArtificialIS, title={Artificial Intelligence Safety Engineering: Why Machine Ethics Is a Wrong Approach}, author={Roman V. Yampolskiy}, booktitle={Philosophy and Theory of Artificial Intelligence}, year={2013} }