Robot Theology

So grateful to have had a chance to read Robot Theology by Joshua K Smith

For a humble practitioner it’s easy to work on a problem without asking what the impact might be.  You can ignore the ugly question about whether you can abrogate responsibility by creating a model that makes decisions you would be ashamed to make personally.  If we know that there are certain moral standards that make something good and just, it’s not enough to affirm them – we need to advocate for them through our work.

If we are operating in an ethical framework grounded in love, that should override our professional liberties to create models that are an “offence to the powerless”.

Also loved the section about our responsibilities to the AI we create.  Hoping this staves off a Butlerian Jihad (or Quarian exodus)!

Thanks again Josh for the copy!  

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