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dc.contributor.authorWheeler, Michaelen_UK
dc.contributor.editorDubber, Markus Den_UK
dc.contributor.editorPasquale, Franken_UK
dc.contributor.editorDas, Suniten_UK
dc.description.abstractUnease regarding autonomous (self-governing) AI is most vividly expressed in the vision of an artificial super intelligence whose self-generated goals and interests diverge radically from those of humankind, and which thus places our well-being, and maybe even our survival, at risk. The first question addressed by this chapter, then, is this: what are the conditions that would need to be met by an intelligent machine, in order for that machine to exhibit the kind of autonomy that is operative in this dystopian scenario? However, there is arguably a more pressing concern regarding a different class of AI systems, those that are autonomous in only the milder sense that, in their domains of operation, we are ceding, or will cede, some significant degree of control to them. Systems of this kind include self-driving cars and autonomous weapons systems. The second question addressed by this chapter, then, is this: are these already-in-the-world autonomous AI systems a genuine cause for concern? A key issue here concerns the properties of so-called deep learning networks. The chapter ends by suggesting briefly that the two kinds of autonomy discussed are connected in an interesting way.en_UK
dc.publisherOxford University Pressen_UK
dc.relationWheeler M (2020) Autonomy. In: Dubber MD, Pasquale F & Das S (eds.) Oxford Handbook of Ethics of AI. Oxford Handbooks. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 343-358.
dc.relation.ispartofseriesOxford Handbooksen_UK
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dc.subjectautonomous AI, autonomous weapons systems, control, deep learning, self-driving cars.en_UK
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dc.citation.btitleOxford Handbook of Ethics of AIen_UK
dc.subject.tagArtificial Intelligenceen_UK
dc.subject.tagPhilosophy: Artificial Intelligenceen_UK
dc.subject.tagPhilosophy: Cognitive Scienceen_UK
dc.subject.tagPhilosophy of Mind and Actionen_UK
dc.subject.tagMind and Knowledgeen_UK
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local.rioxx.authorWheeler, Michael|0000-0003-3638-1215en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
local.rioxx.contributorDubber, Markus D|en_UK
local.rioxx.contributorPasquale, Frank|en_UK
local.rioxx.contributorDas, Sunit|en_UK
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