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The artificial moral advisor: the "ideal observer" meets artificial intelligence

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We describe a form of moral artificial intelligence that could be used to improve human moral decision-making. We call it the “artificial moral advisor” (AMA). The AMA would implement a quasi-relativistic version of the “ideal observer” famously described by Roderick Firth. We describe similarities and differences between the AMA and Firth’s ideal observer. Like Firth’s ideal observer, the AMA is disinterested, dispassionate, and consistent in its judgments. Unlike Firth’s observer, the AMA i...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1007/s13347-017-0285-z

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University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
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University of Oxford
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HUMS
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Philosophy Faculty
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Discovery Projects funding scheme [DP130103658
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands Publisher's website
Journal:
Philosophy and Technology Journal website
Volume:
31
Issue:
2
Pages:
169–188
Publication date:
2017-12-08
Acceptance date:
2016-03-28
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2210-5441
ISSN:
2210-5433
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611600
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2016-04-19

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