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Implementations in Machine Ethics: A Survey

Type of publication Peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Review article (peer-reviewed)
Author TolmeijerSuzanne, KneerMarkus, SarasuaCristina, ChristenMarkus, AbrahamBernstein,
Project Reading Guilty Minds
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Review article (peer-reviewed)

Journal ACM Computing Surveys
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Title of proceedings ACM Computing Surveys

Open Access

Type of Open Access Publisher (Gold Open Access)


Increasingly complex and autonomous systems require machine ethics to maximize the benefits and minimize the risks to society arising from the new technology. It is challenging to decide which type of ethical theory to employ and how to implement it effectively. This survey provides a threefold contribution. Firstly, it introduces a taxonomy to analyze the field of machine ethics from an ethical, implementational, and technical perspective. Secondly, an exhaustive selection and description of relevant works is presented. Thirdly, applying the new taxonomy to the selected works, dominant research patterns and lessons for the field are identified, and future directions for research are suggested.