Sunday, May 24, 2009

Preventing Skynet

Our friend Michael Anissimov has, together with others, initiated a new blog, "Terminator Salvation: Preventing Skynet: Just say 'no' to genocidal artificial intelligence!" We applaud this effort and encourage members of the machine morality, machine ethics, and roboethics community to contribute to the blog. There has been a kind of split into two communities, with only a little cross-over, between those focused around future ethical challenges posed by a possible Singularity and those whose attention is directed at more immediately challenges and the implementation of moral decision making in present or near-future technology. I'd like to propose that we make efforts to bridge this gap, and will have more to say about that in a future posting.

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