Articles  |    |  August 15, 2018

Ethical Reflections on Artificial Intelligence

Article by Brian Patrick Green.
Published in Scientia et Fides.


Artificial Intelligence technology presents a multitude of ethical concerns, many of which are being actively considered by organizations ranging from small groups in civil society to large corporations and governments. However, it also presents ethical concerns which are not being actively considered. This paper presents a broad overview of twelve topics in ethics in AI, including function, transparency, evil use, good use, bias, unemployment, socio-economic inequality, moral automation and human de-skilling, robot consciousness and rights, dependency, social-psychological effects, and spiritual effects. Each of these topics will be given a brief discussion, though each deserves much deeper consideration.

Related article by this author: Some Ethical and Theological Reflections on Artificial Intelligence, PCTS, GTU, Berkeley, 3-4 November, 2017