The Artificial Ideal Observer
Alberto Giubilini (Charles Sturt University, )

September 3, 2014, 7:00am - 8:30am
CAPPE, SHAPS, Philosophy, University of Melbourne

142A (Old Quad)
University Park, Melbourne

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Biases and prejudices in our practical and moral decision-making are more common than we would like to believe. In fact, humans are quite bad at processing information, making moral judgments and acting morally. We describe a type of software that could be used as a “moral compass app” to assist humans in moral and practical decision making. As we shall argue, the software represents a form of moral enhancement that seems immune from the typically conservative objections to human (bio)enhancement. This paper is co-authored by Alberto Giubilini and Julian Savulescu

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