Ethics of Artificial Intelligence
Abigail Cook, Megan Davies-Dent, Andrew Barlow
Emerging technologies, especially focused on artificial intelligence.
Can Sentient Robot Technology Be Applied In an Ethical Way?
+ When the concept of robotic sentience is brought up, it will evoke fear in people. This has to do with the fact that there are so many movies based on a form of artificial intelligence taking over the world.
1.) Do you think artificial intelligence with similar capabilities to our own are possible?
2.) Does the concept of robotic sentience scare you?
3.) If we were capable of creating artificial intelligence would you support it?
4.) Would you like to see AI being used in your personal life?
5.) Do you think AI would be helpful?
6.) Do you think that creating artificial intelligence is ethical?
The first five questions were multiple choice questions. The survey participants were given
three choices: yes, no, and unsure.
The sixth question required a written response.
Some of our favorite answers from the survey participants.
Answers that supported our hypothesis:
Respondent 93 said, "No, I am worried that AI will become more powerful than mankind."
Respondent 96 said, "No. Humans have faults... The slightest flaw in ethical behavior (by it's[sic] creator) would be magnified exponentially..."
Answers that disproved our hypothesis:
Respondent 8 said, "Yes, in the same way that creating life (having kids) is ethical..."
Respondent 87 said, "I beleive[sic] AI used in the appropriate manner and methhod[sic] could potentially be very useful to society as a whole..."