AI Assisted Ethics
10 Pages Posted: 21 May 2016 Last revised: 1 Jun 2016
Date Written: May 18, 2016
How are we to ensure that autonomous machines act ethically? Teaching machines ethics, or getting them to follow whatever the community favors, may not work. Instead, one can use AI to find out what the ethical preferences of its human users are, in a way similar to how we learn about consumer preferences. Then, use these revealed preferences to guide the AI-equipped ("smart") machines. One very simple such ethics bot is already operating.
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