The Ethical Robot

UConn professor emerita Susan Anderson and her research partner, husband Michael Anderson of the University of Hartford, a UConn alumnus, are teaching machines how to behave ethically. Connect with UConn Today, your official source for University news, at: http://today.uconn.edu/

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25 thoughts on “The Ethical Robot

  1. That monitor on the …
    That monitor on the wall has a very realistic looking screen saver. It’s a little washed out, though.

  2. @clubdemer Now …
    @clubdemer Now that’s more like it. Thanks a lot!

    Good luck with this research!

  3. @radaz77 Google ” …
    @radaz77 Google “EthEl: Toward a Principled Ethical Eldercare Robot” for more info (pdf freely available).

  4. @clubdemer Freely …
    @clubdemer Freely available and… old (2007). 🙂
    I’m thinking about a paper with more detailed guidance in this project: used knowledge, procedures, considered factors and stuff.
    If the machine is not autonomous and only follows simple rules like:
    IF time:{06:00} THEN action:{remind}
    IF reaction:{accepted} THEN action:{!end}
    IF reaction:{refusal} THEN action:{repeat}
    IF action:{refusal2} THEN call:{doctor}
    If it consideres all of presented factors – would be cool to learn more. 🙂

  5. @radaz77 “Machine …
    @radaz77 “Machine Ethics: Creating an Ethical Intelligent Agent”, AI Magazine, Vol. 28, No. 4. A pdf is? freely available.

  6. I would like to see …
    I would like to see a paper introducing the idea. Without it – the video is pointless. How does the machine calculate the harm, for instance? All diseases are different. And did the machine check if the medicine is the correct one?
    Without this stuff – it is just a fancy alarm clock sending a text to your family / doctor after a period of time of refusing taking the medicine.

    It’s like getting excited about robot-soldiers that use GPS to find ther location and stop firing when on a cementary…

  7. I’m sure the …
    I’m sure the pharmaceutical companies and medical industry will enjoy these ethically programmed robots. Perhaps the robots can eventually be programmed to provide patients with information on alternative and natural health remedies not requiring medications.

  8. @josephsoninstitute …
    @josephsoninstitute Google “An Approach to Computing Ethics” in IEEE Intelligent Systems July/August 2006 (vol. 21 no. 4). A pdf is freely available.

  9. Do you know where I …
    Do you know where I can find more information on what principals are being taught to the robots?

  10. @DuckShoooes As all …
    @DuckShoooes As all stars eventually die, including our sun, this has always been the case. Perhaps science might prove helpful in this regard…

  11. @RetributionAngel …
    @RetributionAngel Guess it’s hard for a robot to take your medicine for you!

  12. OMG… a nagging …
    OMG… a nagging bot 😀
    why make a robot that asks questions… you want it to do stuff not ask you to do stuff

  13. @Aleprechaunist1987 …
    @Aleprechaunist1987 Yes, that would give one pause, wouldn’t it? Rest assured this is not the case. Check out the paper referred to in other replies to get the full story, one whose subtlety can not be conveyed in the space of a YouTube comment.

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