Annual Lecture Series (in-person)
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LTT: A. Beavers
November 19, 2021 @ 11:10 am - 12:30 pm EST
This talk has been moved to online-only.
Anthony Beavers, University of Evansville, Center Visiting Fellow
Concerning a Machine Command Theory of Ethics
ABSTRACT: In this presentation on meta-ethics, I will consider the possibility of a Machine Command Theory (MCT) of ethics that may allow an artificial intelligence to outperform conventional moral theories in determining and promulgating moral rules. I will also address why research in this direction is urgent, morally practical, and possibly even morally obligatory. I will do so by presenting the path that led me, first, to being worried about the harm that moral machines might do to conventional ethics to thinking, as I do now, that such machines might prove morally necessary.
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