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BY-NC-ND 3.0 license Open Access Published by De Gruyter March 5, 2013

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue Part 2: From Frankenstein to Battlefield Drones; A Perspective on Machine Ethics

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Intelligent systems are reaching the point where they can take very significant decisions on behalf of humans and society. The moral and ethical impact of such systems needs to be taken very seriously, both internally and externally in respect of such systems. Although some work into defining and systematizing machine ethics has begun, a great deal of work remains to be done and many research questions remain open.

Received: 2013-01-04
Published Online: 2013-03-05
Published in Print: 2013-03-01

© 2013 by Walter de Gruyter Berlin Boston

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