Part 1 concluded by introducing the concept of the new ontological category – explaining how our cognitive machinery does not have natural and intuitive understanding of robots and AIs, unlike we have for animals, tools, and plants. Here the authors review findings in the moral psychology of robotics and
transhumanism. They show that many peculiarities arise from the interaction of human cognition with robots, AIs, and human enhancement technologies. Robots are treated similarly, but not completely, like humans. Some such peculiarities are explained by mind perception mechanisms. On the other hand, it seems that transhumanistic technologies like brain implants and mind uploading are condemned, and the condemnation is motivated by our innate sexual disgust sensitivity mechanisms.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMachine Law, Ethics and Morality in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
EditorsSteven John Thompson
Number of pages16
Place of PublicationHershey, PA
PublisherIGI Global
Publication date2021
ISBN (Print)9781799848943, 9781799867982
ISBN (Electronic)9781799848950
Publication statusPublished - 2021
MoE publication typeA3 Book chapter

Publication series

NameAdvances in Human and Social Aspects of Technology (AHSAT)
PublisherIGI Global
ISSN (Print)2328-1316
ISSN (Electronic)2328-1324

Fields of Science

  • 6162 Cognitive science
  • 515 Psychology

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