Show simple item record Franklin, Stan Allen, Colin Wallach, Wendell 2012-04-23T17:12:12Z 2012-04-23T17:12:12Z 2011-06
dc.identifier.citation Wallach, W., Allen, C., Franklin, S. (2011) Consciousness and Ethics: Artificially Conscious Moral Agents. International Journal of Machine Consciousness, 3 (1): 177-192. doi:10.1142/S1793843011000674 en
dc.description.abstract What roles or functions does consciousness fulfill in the making of moral decisions? Will artificial agents capable of making appropriate decisions in morally charged situations require machine consciousness? Should the capacity to make moral decisions be considered an attribute essential for being designated a fully conscious agent? Research on the prospects for developing machines capable of making moral decisions and research on machine consciousness have developed as independent fields of inquiry. Yet there is significant overlap. Both fields are likely to progress through the instantiation of systems with artificial general intelligence (AGI). Certainly special classes of moral decision making will require attributes of consciousness such as being able to empathize with the pain and suffering of others. But in this article we will propose that consciousness also plays a functional role in making most if not all moral decisions. Work by the authors of this article with LIDA, a computational and conceptual model of human cognition, will help illustrate how consciousness can be understood to serve a very broad role in the making of all decisions including moral decisions. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher World Scientific Publishing Co. en
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dc.rights Copyright World Scientific Publishing Company en
dc.subject moral psychology en
dc.subject artificial general intelligence en
dc.subject LIDA en
dc.subject artificial moral agents en
dc.subject moral decision making en
dc.subject ethics en
dc.subject Consciousness en
dc.title Consciousness And Ethics: Artificially Conscious Moral Agents en
dc.type Article en

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