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Create Smart Machines With Ethics in Their 'Minds'

Published: 27 February 2015

ID: G00262326

Analyst(s): Frank Buytendijk , Whit Andrews


Smart machines must be trustworthy to fulfill their huge potential. By discussing and advancing digital ethics now, CIOs can take an active role in ensuring that smart machines behave ethically and deserve our trust.

Table Of Contents
  • Impact


Impacts and Recommendations

  • Trust will be essential for exploiting the potential of smart machines, which means CIOs must consider how ethical programming will develop
    • Level 0: Nonethical Programming
    • Level 1: Ethical Oversight
    • Level 2: Ethical Programming
    • Level 3: Evolutionary Ethical Programming
    • Level 4: Machine-Developed Ethics

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