Readership: Readers interested in computer science and contemporary philosophy issues, professional computer scientists, engineers, business leaders, academic readers in computer science, cognitive science, philosophy of mind and ethics.
Wendell Wallach and Colin Allen, Professor of History & Philosophy of Science and of Cognitive Science, Indiana University
"When machines go it alone, accountability disappears - and with it the rule of law. Which is why philosophers Wendall Wallach and Colin Allen are asking how we can persuade robots to do the right thing. The result, in their seminal...book Moral Machines, makes clear just how far we have to go." - Stephen Cave, Financial Times
"[an] important book... The arguments are approaches openly and clearly, with due deference to the very wide readership that this title deserves to attract... a valuable crossover resource." - John Gilbery, Times Higher Education
"In contrast to Hollywood's fantasies of intelligent but malignaant doom machines and researchers' speculations about machine-based transcendence, Moral
Machines is modest, accurate and informative...the book covers a wide range of approaches, organizing current research into top-down application of traditional ethical theories, bottom-up evolutionary or learning strategies, and work on implementing emotions in computers." - Peter Danielson, NATURE
"So in a single thought-provoking volume, the authors not only introduce machine ethics, but also an inquiry which penetrates to the deepest foundations of ethics. The conscientious reader will no doubt find many challenging ideas here that will require a reassessment of her own beliefs, making this text a must-read among recent books in philosophy, and specifically in ethics." - Dr Anthony F. Beavers, Philosophy Now
1: Who Machine Morality?
2: Engineering Morality
3: Do We Want Computers Making Moral Decisions
4: Can (Ro)bots Really be Moral?
5: Philosophers, Engineers, and the Design of Artificial Moral Agents;
6: Top Down Morality
7: Bottom-Up and Developmental Approaches
8: Merging Top Down and Bottom Up
9: Beyond Vaporware?
10: Beyond Reason
11: A More Human-Like AMA
12: Beyond the Beyond: Managing Dangers, Rights, and Responsibilities