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Simon Lee October 23, 2017 Structured Response Paper AI Ethics: Science fiction meets technological reality Topic The ethical issue of A.I technology and its impact on human society Brief Summary In the article “AI Ethics: science fiction meets technological reality,” Zeng (2015) explored the ethical issues that can arise in human-robot relationship and made readers aware of the importance of the issues by providing main discussion threads, appropriate examples, and question sentences to the readers. The author argued, as the AI-enabled technology has penetrated into human life, the ethical issues have become a highly controversial topic. Not only do the government, companies, and technicians start considering AI ethics as a serious issue, but the experts have also discussed the co- existence of autonomous machines and human beings. The main issues of the discussion can be categorized into six aspects. First, the autonomous machines can pose a serious threat to the existence and civilization of mankind. Second, the automation of production and sales is likely to increase the labor 1
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market instability and gap between the rich and poor. Third, a crime committed by AI can cause a great confusion in the current legislative and judicial system. Fourth, the use of autonomous weapon can result in serious problems against humanity and trample human rights underfoot. Fifth, the emotional attachment to humanoid robot has potential moral problems. Sixth, whether it is reasonable to grant “robot rights” to the autonomous machine in order for it to avoid being abused by human beings. In a nutshell, the writer stressed that human beings should have concrete and comprehensive plans to be prepared for the ethical issues raised due to the implication of AI technology prevailing in our life. By predetermining the relative ethical norms, for example, human beings might be able to understand further the ethical issues and solutions of the AI technology.
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