Conference Papers  |    |  September 9, 2015

Logic Programming Applied to Machine Ethics

Conference paper by Ari Saptawijaya and Luís Moniz Pereira. 
Presented at the 2015 Portuguese Conference on Artificial Intelligence. 


This paper summarizes our investigation on the application of LP-based reasoning to machine ethics, a field that emerges from the need of imbuing autonomous agents with the capacity for moral decision-making. We identify morality viewpoints (concerning moral permissibility and the dual-process model) as studied in moral philosophy and psychology, which are amenable to computational modeling.  Subsequently, various LP-based reasoning features are applied to model these identified morality viewpoints, via classic moral examples taken off-the-shelf from the literature.