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Proceedings 2017, 1(3), 241;

Just Machine Test (JMT)

The Pontifical University of John Paul II, Cracow, ul. Kanonicza 2, Kraków 31-002, Poland
Presented at the IS4SI 2017 Summit DIGITALISATION FOR A SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY, Gothenburg, Sweden, 12–16 June 2017.
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Published: 8 June 2017
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Within a few decades autonomous robotic devices, computing machines, autonomous cars, drones and alike will be among us in numbers, forms and roles unimaginable only 20 or 30 years ago. How can we be sure that those machines will not under any circumstances harm us? We need a verification criterion: a test that would verify the autonomous machine’s ‘moral’ aptitude, an aptitude to make ‘good’ rather than ‘bad’ choices. This paper discusses what such a test would consist of. We will call this test the machine ethics test or the Just Machine Test (JMT).The Just Machine Test is not intended to prove that machines have reached the level of moral standing people have, or reached the level of autonomy that endows them with ‘moral personality’ and makes them responsible for what they do.
Keywords: machine ethics; Turing test; machine ethics test; ethics computability; autonomous ethical agents machine ethics; Turing test; machine ethics test; ethics computability; autonomous ethical agents
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Krzanowski, R.M.; Trombik, K. Just Machine Test (JMT). Proceedings 2017, 1, 241.

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