Can AI Systems Be Ethical?

  • Virginia Dignum
Part of the Artificial Intelligence: Foundations, Theory, and Algorithms book series (AIFTA)


In the previous chapter, we looked at the responsible design of AI systems, from the perspective of the design process. The issue we will discuss now is whether we can develop an AI system that is able to reason about its social and normative context and the ethical consequences of its decisions. The question is thus, can we build artificial ethical agents? And, perhaps more importantly, even if we can, should we do it?


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Virginia Dignum
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  1. 1.Department of Computing ScienceUmeå UniversityUmeåSweden

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