Luis Pereira and António Lopes, Machine Ethics: From Machine Morals to the Machinery of Morality


By Jeffrey White

Readers of Prometheus with its focus on innovation enabling change – ‘open innovation’ – may be drawn to Luis Pereira’s newest book with Antonio Lopes for a number of reasons. For example, someone interested in machine ethics, and a policymaker interested in the potential for evolutionary game theory applied to large-scale social coordination problems modelled in computer simulations over generational timescales, may both find the text rewarding yet come to it from different perspectives. The former may be most interested in Pereira’s pioneering work in logic programming in the late 1970s and how this grounds his thinking about human morality now.

page: 382 – 389
Prometheus: Critical Studies in Innovation
Volume 36, Issue 4
SKU: 360405

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