Practical Challenges in Explicit Ethical Machine Reasoning [article]

Louise Dennis, Michael Fisher
2018 arXiv   pre-print
We examine implemented systems for ethical machine reasoning with a view to identifying the practical challenges (as opposed to philosophical challenges) posed by the area. We identify a need for complex ethical machine reasoning not only to be multi-objective, proactive, and scrutable but that it must draw on heterogeneous evidential reasoning. We also argue that, in many cases, it needs to operate in real time and be verifiable. We propose a general architecture involving a declarative
more » ... arbiter which draws upon multiple evidential reasoners each responsible for a particular ethical feature of the system's environment. We claim that this architecture enables some separation of concerns among the practical challenges that ethical machine reasoning poses.
arXiv:1801.01422v1 fatcat:63nhcoxowzb3rdb4hkaaktgxom