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Robot Ethics 2.0: From Autonomous Cars to Artificial Intelligence

Patrick Lin, Keith Abney, and Ryan Jenkins


As a game-changing technology, robotics naturally will create ripple effects through society. Some of them may become tsunamis. So it’s no surprise that “robot ethics”—the study of these effects on ethics, law, and policy—has caught the attention of governments, industry, and the broader society, especially in the past several years. Since our first book on the subject in 2012, a groundswell of concern has emerged, from the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots to the Campaign Against Sex Robots. Among other bizarre events, a robot car has killed its driver, and a kamikaze police robot bomb has kille ... More

Keywords: robots, autonomous, cars, ethics, law, philosophy, policy, responsibility, psychology, artificial intelligence

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Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190652951
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190652951.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Patrick Lin, editor

Keith Abney, editor

Ryan Jenkins, editor

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