Machine ethics is an emerging discipline that enables ethical problems to be refined into something computational, that machines and humans can both understand rationally. New technologies can make ethical decisions calculable and transactional for the first time. Furthermore, Artificial Moral Advisors can help inform human beings of the potential trade-offs and repercussions of their decisions, and help people live more. Nell Watson believes these new capabilities self-reinforce each other, and have the potential of reshaping the moral fabric of our society within a generation.
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