Can A Robot Sin? How Artificial Intelligence Is Challenging Christian Ethics

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Can A Robot Sin? How Artificial Intelligence Is Challenging Christian Ethics

Science fiction and science fact are colliding. As artificial intelligence (AI) catches up with human intelligence and machines become more and more autonomous, roboticists are increasingly asking about ethics. If a machine is capable of making a decision, what are the moral principles that guide that decision? Can a robot have a conscience? And if so, how is that conscience to be designed and developed? And on the further fringes of the debate, can a robot sin? According to Computer Business Review (CBR), a group of investors is putting $27 million into a fund designed to answer questions like this. They’re supporting the Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Fund, which is being overseen by the MIT Media Lab and the Berkman Klein Centre for Internet and Society at Harvard University. Read More

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