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The Need for Moral Competency in Autonomous Agent Architectures

  • Matthias ScheutzEmail author
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Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 376)

Abstract

Autonomous robots will have to have the capability to make decisions on their own to varying degrees. In this chapter, I will make the plea for developing moral capabilities deeply integrated into the control architectures of such autonomous agents, for I shall argue that any ordinary decision-making situation from daily life can be turned into a morally charged decision-making situation.

Keywords

Robot Autonomy Morality Machine ethics 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceTufts UniversityMedfordUSA

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