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Markkula Center for Applied Ethics


Is It Moral to Imbue Machines with Consciousness?

Irina Raicu, Director of Internet Ethics, comments.

"I don’t believe, for example, that consistency is inherently good. We have laws, but we also have discretion, which allows human decision makers to take all kind of factors into consideration. So would a more consistent AI, unable to exercise discretion, really be superior in terms of morality?"

Excerpted from a story in HP Lab's publication Next Next.



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