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Hume’s Guillotine in Designing Ethically Intelligent Technologies (2020)


Saariluoma, Pertti (2020). Hume’s Guillotine in Designing Ethically Intelligent Technologies. In Ahram, Tareq; Taiar, Redha; Gremeaux-Bader, Vincent; Aminian, Kamiar (Eds.) Human Interaction, Emerging Technologies and Future Applications II : Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Human Interaction and Emerging Technologies : Future Applications (IHIET – AI 2020), Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, 1152. Cham: Springer, 10-15. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-44267-5_2


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Publication details

All authors or editors: Saariluoma, Pertti

Parent publication: Human Interaction, Emerging Technologies and Future Applications II : Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Human Interaction and Emerging Technologies : Future Applications (IHIET – AI 2020)

Parent publication editors: Ahram, Tareq; Taiar, Redha; Gremeaux-Bader, Vincent; Aminian, Kamiar

Conference:

International Conference on Human Interaction and Emerging Technologies

Place and date of conference: Lausanne, Switzerland, 23.-25.4.2020

ISBN: 978-3-030-44266-8

eISBN: 978-3-030-44267-5

Journal or series: Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing

ISSN: 2194-5357

eISSN: 2194-5365

Publication year: 2020

Number in series: 1152

Pages range: 10-15

Number of pages in the book: 706

Publisher: Springer

Place of Publication: Cham

Publication country: Switzerland

Publication language: English

DOI: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-44267-5_2

Open Access: Publication channel is not openly available

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/68791


Abstract

Intelligent machines can follow ethical rules in their behaviour. However, it is less clear whether intelligent systems can also create new ethical principles. The former position can be called weak ethical AI and the latter strong ethical AI. Hume’s guillotine which claims that one cannot derive values from facts appears to be a fundamental obstacle to strong ethical AI. The analysis of human ethical information processes provides clarity to the possibility of strong ethical AI. Human ethical information processing begins with positive of negative emotions associated to situations. Situations can be seen as consequences of actions and for this reason people can define rules about acceptability of typical actions. Finally, socio-ethical discourse create general ethical rules. Intelligent systems can provide important support in ethical process and thus the difference between weak and strong ethical AI is polar.


Keywords: intelligent systems; artificial intelligence; system design; ethics; ethicality

Free keywords: interaction design; intelligent systems; ethical design; Hume’s guillotine


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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2020

Preliminary JUFO rating: 1


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