Asimov’s “three laws of robotics” and machine metaethics

  title={Asimov’s “three laws of robotics” and machine metaethics},
  author={Susan Leigh Anderson},
  journal={AI \& SOCIETY},
  • S. Anderson
  • Published 26 March 2008
  • Philosophy, Business
Using Asimov’s “Bicentennial Man” as a springboard, a number of metaethical issues concerning the emerging field of machine ethics are discussed. Although the ultimate goal of machine ethics is to create autonomous ethical machines, this presents a number of challenges. A good way to begin the task of making ethics computable is to create a program that enables a machine to act an ethical advisor to human beings. This project, unlike creating an autonomous ethical machine, will not require that… 

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