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Artificial Morality: Virtuous Robots for Virtual Games by Peter Danielson

By Peter Danielson

Synthetic Morality exhibits the best way to construct ethical brokers that achieve pageant with amoral brokers. Peter Danielson's brokers deviate from the got conception of rational selection. they're certain via ethical ideas and speak their rules to others. The significant thesis of the e-book is that those ethical brokers are extra winning in an important assessments, and accordingly rational.

Artificial Morality is galvanized by way of synthetic intelligence. the answer awarded to the matter of rationality and morality is optimistic: the development of higher ethical robots. Danielson makes use of robots paired in summary video games that version social difficulties, resembling environmental toxins, which present co-operators yet much more those that reap the benefits of others' constraint. it really is proven that virtuous, no longer vicious, robots do greater in those digital video games.

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It is not clear to what extent my revisionist account can be integrated into this theory. It seems better to mark the differences from the start, to issue a warning, as it were, against importing ideas and procedures from the received theory too easily. 2 The goal of this book In this book I shall develop an elementary version of a small part of this broader theory in a new way. I propose that we actually build the agents proposed by the contending theor ies and test them instrumentally. This promises to resolve questions about the coherence and efficiency of moral agents.

Utilitarians are secular moralists who typically care about solving social problems. 8 The answer seems obvious since player II can now keep a promise. Therefore it is worthwhile for her to make a conditional promise to help if helped and player I—even if not morally constrained—should rationally choose C to get 2 instead of D and get 1. However this argument moves too fast to its happy conclusion. 9 Player I should consider his other alternative. What if he chooses D? Then player II faces the alternative of choosing D, leading to the joint outcome value of 1+1, or C, leading to the joint outcome value of 3+0.

Either I already have received the benefit—your assistance with my crops, or there is no benefit. But in either case, I have nothing to gain by now helping you. But you know this. Indeed, it’s common knowledge. 6 It may be helpful explicitly to lay out the situation in time. 7 The 21 METHOD farmers’ problem is a Prisoner’s Dilemma. Each farmer faces two alternatives: C (for co-operate) stands here for aiding; D (for defect) stands for not aiding. There are four possible outcomes to which I assign labels of the path leading to them.

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