Robotic Intelligence- Philosophical and Ethical Challenges

David Lawrence

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This chapter focuses on one field of scientific research (or rather a collection of many subfields) which has the potential to bring about epochal changes of a magnitude not seen since humankind’s first forays into tool use – our first steps into differentiating ourselves from other animals. Artificial intelligence (AI) – along with advanced robotics – promises significant effects for our way of life, of working, and of interacting with others. It may even bring about the first time we encounter an equal – or a better – through the development of conscious, thinking, sapient machines.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Freedom of Scientific Research
Subtitle of host publicationBridging the Gap between Science and Society
EditorsSimona Giordano
PublisherManchester University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9781526127686
Publication statusPublished - 2018


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