Safety and Morality REQUIRE the Recognition of Self – Improving Machines as Moral/Justice Patients & Agents

Presentation Powerpoint * Proceedings PDF presented July 3, 2012 at the AISB/IACAP World Congress 2012 (Birmingham, England)

One of the enduring concerns of moral philosophy is deciding who or what is deserving of ethical consideration. We argue that this is solely due to an insufficient understanding of exactly what morality is and why it exists. To solve this, we draw from evolutionary biology/psychology, cognitive science, and economics to create a safe, stable, and self-correcting model that not only explains current human morality and answers the “machine question” but remains sensitive to current human intuitions, feelings, and logic while evoking solutions to numerous other urgent current and future dilemmas.