On the Morality of Artificial Agents

@article{Floridi2004OnTM,
  title={On the Morality of Artificial Agents},
  author={Luciano Floridi and Jeff W. Sanders},
  journal={Minds and Machines},
  year={2004},
  volume={14},
  pages={349-379}
}
Artificial agents (AAs), particularly but not only those in Cyberspace, extend the class of entities that can be involved in moral situations. For they can be conceived of as moral patients (as entities that can be acted upon for good or evil) and also as moral agents (as entities that can perform actions, again for good or evil). In this paper, we clarify the concept of agent and go on to separate the concerns of morality and responsibility of agents (most interestingly for us, of AAs). We… CONTINUE READING
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