Building a Moral Robot - IEEE Spectrum Report

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If robots are going to become a vital part of everyday life, it's important that they know the difference between right and wrong when it comes to decison making. As IEEE Spectrum's Kristen Clark reports, that’s why a team of researchers is attempting to model moral reasoning in a robot. In order to pull it off, they’ll need to answer some important questions: How can we quantify the fuzzy, conflicting norms that guide human choices? How can we equip robots with the communication skills to explain their choices in way that we can understand? And would we even want robots to make the same decisions we’d expect humans to make?

By quantifing relationships among vocabulary, researchers hope to be able to create a network of social norms that robots can use as a moral roadmap.

If robots are going to become a vital part of everyday life, it's important that they know the difference between right and wrong when it comes to decison making. As IEEE Spectrum's Kristen Clark reports, that’s why a team of researchers is attempting to model moral reasoning in a robot. 

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