Nell’Aula riunioni, Palazzo Alan Turing, Via Vetotio s.n.c., Coppito, Dipartimento di Ingegneria e Scienze dell’Informazione e Matematica, Università degli Studi dell’Aquila
Giovedì 22 Febbraio 2018, ore 14:30
Artificial Moral Agents
Moral Decision Making (between ethical norms and experience)
Nowadays, equipping agents with capabilities to compute moral decisions is an indispensable requirement, particularly when agents are operating in domains where moral dilemmas may occur like, e.g., medical fields, automotive field, information security and privacy, etc.
Decision making dynamics of an agent faced with choices involving ethical issues are complex. However, to better understand the emergent ethical behavior of agents in groups where a lot of factors affect this behavior and contribute to develop the ‘ agent moral character’, it is important and unavoidable to bridge between individual cognitive moral abilities and collective morality.
A lot of research have been performed in the field of Machine Ethics discussing ethical problems in different fields. However, few approaches provide solutions for programming ethics into artificial agents with practical implementation.
The goal of this seminar is to present a general picture of the state of the art of research in this interdisciplinary emerging field, with particular attention on the use of computational logic for representing and reasoning about morality. The aim is to open a discussion about the new possibilities and directions for developing Artificial Moral Agents apt to operate in different application fields.
Speaker: Abeer Dyoub, Ph.D student @ DISIM-UnivAQ