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Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

S. Matthew Liao


Featuring seventeen original essays on the ethics of artificial intelligence (AI) by today’s most prominent AI scientists and academic philosophers, this volume represents state-of-the-art thinking in this fast-growing field. It highlights central themes in AI and morality such as how to build ethics into AI, how to address mass unemployment caused by automation, how to avoid designing AI systems that perpetuate existing biases, and how to determine whether an AI is conscious. As AI technologies progress, questions about the ethics of AI, in both the near future and the long term, become more ... More

Keywords: ethics of artificial intelligence, superintelligence, self-driving cars, autonomous weapon systems, automation and jobs, algorithmic biases, global existential risk, machine ethics, AI moral status, AI rights

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Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190905033
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190905033.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

S. Matthew Liao, editor
Arthur Zitrin Chair of Bioethics, Director of the Center for Bioethics, Professor of Global Public Health, and Affiliated Professor in the Department of Philosophy, New York University

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Part I Building Ethics into Machines

3 The Moral Psychology of AI and the Ethical Opt-Out Problem

Jean-François Bonnefon, Azim Shariff, and Iyad Rahwan

4 Modeling and Reasoning with Preferences and Ethical Priorities in AI Systems

Andrea Loreggia, Nicholas Mattei, Francesca Rossi, and K. Brent Venable

Part II The Near Future of Artificial Intelligence

Part III Long-Term Impact of Superintelligence

10 Public Policy and Superintelligent AI

Nick Bostrom, Allan Dafoe, and Carrick Flynn

12 Alignment for Advanced Machine Learning Systems

Jessica Taylor, Eliezer Yudkowsky, Patrick LaVictoire, and Andrew Critch

13 Moral Machines

Wendell Wallach and Shannon Vallor

Part IV Artificial Intelligence, Consciousness, and Moral Status

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