The Nature, Importance, and Difficulty of Machine Ethics

  title={The Nature, Importance, and Difficulty of Machine Ethics},
  author={James H. Moor},
  journal={IEEE Intelligent Systems},
  • J. Moor
  • Published 2006
  • Computer Science
  • IEEE Intelligent Systems
The question of whether machine ethics exists or might exist in the future is difficult to answer if we can't agree on what counts as machine ethics. Some might argue that machine ethics obviously exists because humans are machines and humans have ethics. Others could argue that machine ethics obviously doesn't exist because ethics is simply emotional expression and machines can't have emotions. A wide range of positions on machine ethics are possible, and a discussion of the issue could… Expand

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