Social and Ethical Impact of Artificial Intelligence Essay
What is Artificial Intelligence? III
Social and Ethical Issues Associated with Artificial Intelligence IV
Part I Social Impact of Artificial Intelligence IV
Part II Advantages IV
Part III Disadvantages IV
Ethical Impact of Artificial Intelligence V
As our world expands through the growing abilities and applications of computers in our everyday lives, it seems that the role of the computer has been reversed. Before we knew that the computer only understood what we programmed it to understand; however, now the majority of our society is learning more from computers than …show more content…
Ethical Impact of Artificial Intelligence
Ethics (n) the science of morals in human conduct; rules of conduct.
Moral (adj) concerned with the goodness or badness of human character or behaviour
If sentient AI's, as depicted in many science fiction movies, became real, many ethical problems would derive from that.
1. Could a computer simulate an animal or human brain in a way that the simulation should receive the same animal rights or human rights as the actual creature?
2. What are the possible criteria for a computer, whether it simulates a brain or not, to be considered sentient or sapient? Is the Turing test applicable?
3. Can a computer that must be considered sentient ever be turned off?
4. In order to be intelligent does AI need to replicate human thought, and if so, to what extent (e.g. can expert systems become AI)? What other avenues to achieving AI exist?