Emerging from Obscurity: Reversing Ethics
Hello...I just received notification of acceptance of a paper I submitted to the Machine Ethics conference. I’m exited to present the paper and get feedback. The mission of the Machine Ethics movement is to reverse the way ethics is approached with regard to technology. Typically, ethical questions focus around how humans shape technology. So, topics consist of the ethical use of technology (e.g. privacy, hacking). In the conference, and in this paper, it is asked, “how can we place ethics into a machine?” This is important because major technological corporations are in a race to push into the home a robot capable of acting as a domestic assistant. The ethical implications will spike as robots become capable of house cleaning, cooking and baby sitting. As a result, we need to counter this increase in interactivity, power and pervasiveness with an increased ability to be more responsible, more ethical.