Artificial Intelligence must be Ethical and Social

When AI research began, machines were developed to imitate human actions. Today, neurologists, psychologists and even philosophers have made it their task to understand human behaviour in detail and pass it on to artificial intelligence. But how does a machine know what is morally acceptable?

Companies or even states, run by robots. An Elon Musk, who believes that humans must upgrade to cyborgs in the long run in order to withstand artificial intelligence.


In the age of automation, humans use algorithms to make complex decisions based on data that cannot be grasped by humans. In the field of autonomous driving or medicine, machines are said to make critical decisions within a very short period of time. Based on logical reasoning, and excluding any humanity, empirically correct solutions can ethically still be considered as questionable.

Ethical justifiability is essential

How to deal with automatically generated decisions when it comes to life or death situations; and how to ensure that laws, ethical and moral standards are adhered to is more important than ever. To meet the ethical demands of society, artificial intelligence must meet ethical criteria. This requires complete transparency in order to continue to understand decisions. Neurologists, psychologists and even philosophers are also needed to guide AI in the right direction. Otherwise the humans might leave way for machines to lead the race.

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