ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE - A Protocol for Setting Moral and Ethical Operational Standards
This paper anticipates the growth and evolution of artificial intelligence (AI) and artificial general intelligence (AGI) programs where moral and ethical standards are fundamental for their safe operational use. If, as Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking said in 2017, that AI has the potential to be a dangerous threat to the survival of civilization, then at this early stage of AI program development there is a need for a protocol that sets the moral and ethical standards for the operation of AI programs.
The predicament for AI’s program development is that until now the values that underlie moral and ethical decision-making have never been identified and named. What has obscured this fact is that all historic and contemporary discussion have centered around theories ABOUT morality and ethics rather than theories OF morality and ethics. Until now.
The resolution to artificial intelligence’s predicament will be found in this short paper.
If artificial intelligence is to become humane in its decision-making, then it must take on the values that are innate to our species, and react by presenting moral and ethical options that erupt from those values.
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