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Robot Ethics: The Ethical and Social Implications of Robotics (Intelligent Robotics and Autonomous Agents Series) (Intelligent Robotics & Autonomous Agents Series)

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Robots today serve in many roles, from entertainer to educator to executioner. As robotics technology advances, ethical concerns become more pressing: Should robots be programmed to follow a code of ethics, if this is even possible? Are there risks in forming emotional bonds with robots? How might society--and ethics--change with robotics? This volume is the first book to ...more
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published January 3rd 2012 by MIT Press (first published January 1st 2011)
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Hadrian
We've come a long way from the days of Elektro and Robby, ladies and gentlemen. Robots are playing a larger role in the modern world. Robots can, as of March 29, 2012, assassinate foreign enemies, jump over tall buildings, perform surgery, drive cars, and care for the elderly.

Barring some disaster, prohibitive legislation, or mass uprising of Luddites, they're going to keep developing, and change the world. Clearly, it is necessary to learn how to treat them, and what is ethical about their manu
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Tom Williams
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An excellent survey of issues in roboethics, for academics and interested lay persons alike. Not every essay is a winner, but many are. I particularly enjoyed the essays on the ethics of robot warriors and robot sex workers.
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Didn't finish. Very academic and dry. The only redeeming chapter was the one on Buddhism and AI.
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Interesting collection of chapters on various issues in current and future robot ethics. A few chapters are poor, but overall a good book. Easily readable and not too technical.
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