Governing lethal behavior in autonomous robots

Expounding on the results of the author's work with the US Army Research Office, DARPA, the Office of Naval Research, and various defense industry contractors, Governing Lethal Behavior in Autonomous Robots explores how to produce an ""artificial conscience"" in a new class...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Arkin, Ronald C.
Format: eBook
Published: Boca Raton CRC Press 2009
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Collection: O'Reilly - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
  • Trends toward lethality
  • Human failings in the battlefield
  • Related philosophical thought
  • What people think : opinions on lethal autonomous systems
  • Formalization for ethical control
  • Specific issues for lethality : what to represent
  • Representational choices : how to represent ethics in a lethal robot
  • Architectural considerations for governing lethality
  • Design options
  • Example scenarios for the ethical use of force
  • A prototype implementation