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Machine morality, moral progress, and the looming environmental disaster

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The creation of artificial moral systems requires making difficult choices about which of varying human value sets should be instantiated. The industry-standard approach is to seek and encode moral consensus. Here the authors' argue, based on evidence from empirical psychology, that encoding current moral consensus risks reinforcing current norms, and thus inhibiting moral progress. However, so do efforts to encode progressive norms. Machine ethics is thus caught between a rock and a hard pla...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1049/ccs2.12027

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Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-8472-7172
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Sub department:
Philosophy Faculty
Oxford college:
Wadham College
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-9194-8555
Publisher:
Wiley
Journal:
Cognitive Computation and Systems More from this journal
Volume:
3
Issue:
2
Pages:
83-90
Publication date:
2021-06-10
Acceptance date:
2021-04-21
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EISSN:
2517-7567
ISSN:
2517-7567
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1199901
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pubs:1199901
Deposit date:
2021-10-11

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