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The “Evaluation Schema” for the ethical use of robots in security is available

I have been collaborating for almost two years with a pool of experts coordinated by Markus Christen from the University of Zurich; we have written a White Paper including an “Evaluation Schema” for the assessment of the ethical risks of robot

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My interview on killer robots on the New Scientist

I have been interviewed by the New Scientist for an “Ethics Issue” addressing the “ten scientific dilemmas that will shape our future”. I was asked to intervene on the question: “Should we give robots the right to kill”. Here’s a

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Self-driving cars and ethical dilemmas: a legal-philosophical perspective

I just heard that my new paper on the ethics of the programming of self-driving cars has been accepted for publication in Ethical Theory and Moral Practice. The paper is titled: Killing by autonomous vehicles and the legal doctrine of necessity. The

Posted in Ethics, ethics of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Ethics of autonomous systems, ethics of technology, killer robots, robot ethics, Robotics, Self-driving cars, Technology, trolley problem

Appointments August-October 2016

Hi, here are some interesting meetings/conferences I will be participating in in the coming two months. See you there! Aug 27: I will give an introductory lecture on Ethics at the IDEA Summer School on Responsible Artificial Intelligence (TU Delft, NL)

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