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Morality of the Machine: Sentience, Substance, and Society

Posted on March 29, 2012 at 4:21pm 9 Comments

As computers begin to reach a human level of intelligence, some consideration must be given as to their concept of ethics. Appropriately aligning moral values will mean the difference between a contributing member of society and a sociopath. This artificial morality can be informed by the evolution of sociality in humans. Since evolution selects for the fittest individuals, morality can be viewed as having evolved from the superior benefits it provides. This is demonstrated by mathematical… Continue

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At 9:00pm on February 6, 2012, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 11:51am on February 6, 2012, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, Michael! Glad you could join us. :D

Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends. You might also want to look at Atheists Who Love Science, The Greatest Dead Philosophers, Geek and Nerd Haven, and Politics, Economics and Religion.

At 10:29am on February 6, 2012, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hi Dr. Michael, and welcome to this wonderful world of rationality, truth and peace.
True common sense, helped by science, leads to happy freethinking wisdom as you well know.  
Death has no fear for me. There is no afterlife. Every night we fall sleep and lose ourselves to the living world which carries on regardless. My only 'fear' is that I may die before age 90. I have so much to get done before then. 
  
We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 600 discussion topics and 3200 members.
 
 
 

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