By Topic

Why Machine Ethics?

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

3 Author(s)
Allen, C. ; Dept. of History & Philos. of Sci., Indiana Univ., Bloomington, IN ; Wallach, W. ; Smit, I.

Machine ethics isn't merely science fiction; it's a topic that requires serious consideration, given the rapid emergence of increasingly complex autonomous software agents and robots. Machine ethics is an emerging field that seeks to implement moral decision-making faculties in computers and robots. We already have semiautonomous robots and software agents that violate ethical standards as a matter of course. In the case of AI and robotics, fearful scenarios range from the future takeover of humanity by a superior form of AI to the havoc created by endlessly reproducing nanobots

Published in:

Intelligent Systems, IEEE  (Volume:21 ,  Issue: 4 )