Designing, Implementing and Enforcing a Coherent System of Laws, Ethics and Morals for Intelligent Machines (including Humans)

Presentation Powerpoint * Proceedings PDF presented November 9, 2015 at the 2015 Annual International Conference on Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures (Lyon, France).

Presentation Alternate Title: Why Your Google Car Should (Sometimes) Kill You

Recent months have seen dire warnings from Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and others regarding the dangers that highly intelligent machines could pose to humanity. Fortunately, even the most pessimistic agree that the majority of danger is likely averted if AI were “provably aligned” with human values. Problematical, however, are proposals for pure research projects entirely unlikely to be completed before their own predictions for the expected appearance of super-intelligence [1]. Instead, with knowledge already possessed, we propose engineering a reasonably tractable and enforceable system of ethics compatible with current human ethical sensibilities without unnecessary intractable claims, requirements and research projects.