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Summary of IEEE Ethical Standards for Robotics and AI

by Alan J Weissberger Introduction: Should robots and artificial intelligence (AI) be used to improve the human condition and enhance productivity or are they only to be used to increase revenue and profits for the companies pursuing those technologies?  Can they be trusted to make decisions without human intervention?  What about robotic or AI accidents/mishaps? […]

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Viodi View – 09/05/14

September typically means the start of the fall trade show season. Fortunately for this author, the trade show season started a week early in Viodi’s Silicon Valley home in the form of NTCA’s Finance and Accounting Conference. A big theme of this conference was building a culture of ethics, accountability and quality. This conference reminded me of an […]

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Robot Morality: Can a Machine Have a Conscience? Can It Be On a Higher Moral Ground than Humans?

The SCU Markkula Center for Applied Ethics was fortunate to have Professor George Lucas – Naval Postgraduate School-Monterey, California- address this topic on September 30, 2013.  The event was co-sponsored by the Commonwealth Club Silicon Valley section. Professor Lucas emphasis was on how robot morality pertains to the U.S. military’s increasing reliance on robots, drones and unmanned […]