Saturday, August 26, 2023

Moral Enhancement of Robots

Sometimes the line between reality and the fiction depicted in superhero comic books is blurred.  This article on creating empathetic robots to protect us from sociopathic robots is a great example of that.  The abstract:

Given the accelerating powers of artificial intelligence (AI), we must equip artificial agents and robots with empathy to prevent harmful and irreversible decisions. Current approaches to artificial empathy focus on its cognitive or performative processes, overlooking affect, and thus promote sociopathic behaviors. Artificially vulnerable, fully empathic AI is necessary to prevent sociopathic robots and protect human welfare.