Ethical Consequence of Autonomous AI. Challenges for Empiricist and Rationalist Philosophy of Mind

  • Patrizio Lo Presti Department of Philosophy and Cognitive Science, Lund University
Keywords: Autonomous artificial intelligence, Philosophy of mind, Empiricism, Rationalism, Ethics

Abstract

The possibility of autonomous artificially intelligent systems (AAIs) has awaken a well-known worry in the scientific community as well as in popular imaginary: the possibility that beings which have gained autonomous intelligence either turn against their creators or at least make the moral and ethical superiority of creators with respect to the created questionable. The present paper argues that such worries are wrong-headed. Specifically, if AAIs raise a worry about what human ways of life it a worry for a certain human way of thinking about what it is to be human. What is threatened is a way of thinking about what it is to be human, not human ways of life or human value.

Published
2020-07-17
How to Cite
Lo Presti, P. (2020). Ethical Consequence of Autonomous AI. Challenges for Empiricist and Rationalist Philosophy of Mind. HUMANA.MENTE Journal of Philosophical Studies, 13(37), 19-39. Retrieved from http://www.humanamente.eu/index.php/HM/article/view/311