Moral Psychology and Artificial Agents (Part Two): The Transhuman Connection

Michael Laakasuo, Jukka R. I. Sundvall, Anton Berg, Maria-Anna Drosinou, Volo Herzon, Anton Kunnari, Mika Koverola, Marko Repo, Teemu Saikkonen, Jussi Palomäki

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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.
Titel på värdpublikationMachine Law, Ethics and Morality in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
RedaktörerSteven John Thompson
Antal sidor16
UtgivningsortHershey, PA
FörlagIGI Global
ISBN (tryckt)9781799848943, 9781799867982
ISBN (elektroniskt)9781799848950
StatusPublicerad - 2021
MoE-publikationstypA3 Del av bok eller annan forskningsbok


NamnAdvances in Human and Social Aspects of Technology (AHSAT)
FörlagIGI Global
ISSN (tryckt)2328-1316
ISSN (elektroniskt)2328-1324


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