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The Moral Code: How To Teach Robots Right and Wrong

Article by Nayef Al-Rodhan in Foreign Affairs magazine

In this article published in Foreign Affairs, Prof. Nayef Al-Rodhan provides an ethical analysis of artificial intelligence and suggests different approaches to teaching moral reasoning to robots.


“Over the years, robots have become smarter and more autonomous, but so far they still lack an essential feature: the capacity for moral reasoning. This limits their ability to make good decisions in complex situations. For example, a robot is not currently able to distinguish between combatants and noncombatants or to understand that enemies sometimes disguise themselves as civilians.”

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On 12 October, GCSP will hold a new course on "Artificial Intelligence: Security, Ethical and Existential Implications". This module explores the short and long-term ramifications of artificial intelligence in today’s interconnected global framework. The goal is to provide an overview of how artificial intelligence has already impacted fields such as governance, warfare, and security, and portends to affect the realms of space, ethics, and transhumanism.

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