Moral Machines reviewed by Paul Scerri
As agents and robots move more and more from the lab to the real world, the possibility that they can cause physical, psychological, or monetary harm increases. In recent years, deaths and serious physical injury have been caused by malfunctioning robots. Some amount of blame for the recent global economic crises has even been placed on intelligent trading agents that didn't fully comprehend the impacts of their actions. As the prevalence, availability, capabilities, and autonomy of agents and robots increases, it's critical to examine how to minimize any harm caused by malfunctions or unintended consequences. As engineers, we need to develop practices and techniques that minimize any harmful impacts of our technology.
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