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AI Ethics and Value Alignment for Nonhuman Animals

AI Policy Labs, New Delhi 110001, India
Academic Editor: Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic
Philosophies 2021, 6(2), 31; https://doi.org/10.3390/philosophies6020031
Received: 23 March 2021 / Revised: 5 April 2021 / Accepted: 6 April 2021 / Published: 13 April 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue The Perils of Artificial Intelligence)
This article is about a specific, but so far neglected peril of AI, which is that AI systems may become existential as well as causing suffering risks for nonhuman animals. The AI value alignment problem has now been acknowledged as critical for AI safety as well as very hard. However, currently it has only been attempted to align the values of AI systems with human values. It is argued here that this ought to be extended to the values of nonhuman animals since it would be speciesism not to do so. The article focuses on the two subproblems—value extraction and value aggregation—discusses challenges for the integration of values of nonhuman animals and explores approaches to how AI systems could address them. View Full-Text
Keywords: AI safety; AI ethics; AI value alignment problem; value extraction; value aggregation; nonhuman animals; speciesism AI safety; AI ethics; AI value alignment problem; value extraction; value aggregation; nonhuman animals; speciesism
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Ziesche, S. AI Ethics and Value Alignment for Nonhuman Animals. Philosophies 2021, 6, 31. https://doi.org/10.3390/philosophies6020031

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Ziesche S. AI Ethics and Value Alignment for Nonhuman Animals. Philosophies. 2021; 6(2):31. https://doi.org/10.3390/philosophies6020031

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Ziesche, Soenke. 2021. "AI Ethics and Value Alignment for Nonhuman Animals" Philosophies 6, no. 2: 31. https://doi.org/10.3390/philosophies6020031

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