Mental Contents in Designing AI Ethics

Pertti Saariluoma, Mari Myllylä, Antero Karvonen

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Abstract

In future intelligent digital society, the way people organize their life around technologies shall change because intelligent machines can follow ethical rules in their behavior. In the human mind, ethics exist as contents of mental representations. Therefore, it is important to investigate the information contents of mental representations or mental contents. One can also call this approach content-based cognitive research. The analysis of mental contents makes it possible to mimic human ethical information processing and construct human digital twins for designing ethical machine information processes. In this paper, we analyze the relevant AI aspects of Hume’s guillotine. Hume asked critically whether facts can be used to derive values. His answer was negative. However, modern information technology can collect huge masses of facts, but can these facts be used in improving how we should live? Content-based analysis of human ethical information processing opens possibilities to bypass the logical dilemma of Hume’s guillotine.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCulture and Computing - 10th International Conference, C and C 2022, Held as Part of the 24th HCI International Conference, HCII 2022, Proceedings
EditorsMatthias Rauterberg
PublisherSpringer Science+Business Media
Pages477-487
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-05434-1
ISBN (Print)978-3-03-105433-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event10th International Conference on Culture and Computing, C and C 2022, Held as Part of the 24th HCI International Conference, HCII 2022 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 26 Jun 20221 Jul 2022

Publication series

SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume13324
ISSN0302-9743

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on Culture and Computing, C and C 2022, Held as Part of the 24th HCI International Conference, HCII 2022
CityVirtual, Online
Period26/06/221/07/22

Keywords

  • Ethical discourse
  • Hume’s guillotine
  • Mental contents
  • Weak and strong ethical AI

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