Ethics by Agreement in Multi-Agent Software Systems

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Title: Ethics by Agreement in Multi-Agent Software Systems
Authors: Nallur, VivekCollier, Rem
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Date: 28-Jul-2019
Online since: 2019-08-12T11:00:54Z
Abstract: Most attempts at inserting ethical behaviour into autonomous machines adopt the ‘designer’ approach, i.e., the ethical principles/behaviour to be implemented are known in advance. Typical approaches include rule-based evaluation of moral choices, reinforcement-learning, and logic based approaches. All of these approaches assume a single moral agent interacting with a moral recipient. This paper argues that there will be more frequent cases where the moral responsibility for a situation will lie among multiple actors, and hence a designed approach will not suffice. We posit that an emergence-based approach offers a better alternative to designed approaches. Further we outline one possible mechanism by which such an emergent morality might be added into autonomous agents.
Type of material: Conference Publication
Start page: 529
End page: 535
Keywords: EthicsAutonomous SystemsBottom-upNegotiation
DOI: 10.5220/0007958105290535
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Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Is part of: van Sinderen, M., Maciaszek, L. (eds.). Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Software Technologies 2019
Conference Details: 14th International Conference on Software Technologies, Prague, Czech Republic, 26 - 28 July 2019
ISBN: 978-989-758-379-7
Appears in Collections:Computer Science Research Collection

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