Video: Building a Moral Robot

IEEE Spectrum investigates the complexities of designing a machine to learn right from wrong

5 April 2017

If robots are going to become a vital part of everyday life, it’s important that they learn decision-making. Researchers are attempting to program moral reasoning in robots, but, 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 ways that we can understand? And would we even want robots to make the same decisions we’d expect humans to make?

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