The AI ethics hoax

AI machines having moral worth of their own is a sci-fi fantasy

The idea that Artificial Intelligence (AI) machines should have any moral status of their own or could one day become conscious is a sci-fi fantasy. Ethical concerns about the use of AI in fields like healthcare and finance are legitimate. But we should not worry about conscious AI suffering, because machines are not, and will never be, conscious writes Tim Crane. Read Thomas Metzinger's original article here.

 

The recent opening of an Institute for Ethics in AI at the University of Oxford is decisive proof, if any were needed, that AI ethics is now ‘A Thing’. The Oxford institute will address ethical questions about the use of AI in (e.g.) healthcare, finance, the law, in changing the way in w

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