Can human and artificial agents share an autonomy, categorical imperative-based ethics and “moral” selfhood?

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Ewa Nowak

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AI designers endeavour to improve ‘autonomy’ in artificial intelligent devices, as recent developments show. This chapter firstly argues against attributing metaphysical attitudes to AI and, simultaneously, in favor of improving autonomous AI which has been enabled to respect autonomy in human agents. This seems to be the only responsible way of making further advances in the field of autonomous social AI. Let us examine what is meant by claims such as designing our artificial alter egos and sharing moral selves with artificial humanoid devices as well as providing autonomous AI with an ethical framework modelled upon the core aspects of moral selfhood, e.g., making decisions which are based on autonomous law-giving, in Kantian terms.

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Nowak, E. (2017). Can human and artificial agents share an autonomy, categorical imperative-based ethics and “moral” selfhood?. Filozofia Publiczna I Edukacja Demokratyczna, 6(2), 169-208. https://doi.org/10.14746/fped.2017.6.2.20
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Edukacja etyczna i demokratyczna w praktyce
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Ewa Nowak, Instytut Filozofii, Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu

Ewa Nowak, Full Professor of Philosophy and Ethics at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (Poland). Former visiting researcher at Cornell Univ., Univ. in Konstanz, Univ. in Bern etc. Her research area includes moral cognition and competence (crossdisciplinary), philosophy of law and medical humanities. She authored, co-authored, or edited several books, as for ex. Autonomy as the primary pinciple of Sittlichkeit (2002), Ethos in the public life (with Karolina M. Cern, 2009), Educating competencies for democracy (with D. Schrader and B. Zizek, 2013), Experimental ethics (2013), Kohlberg revisited (with B. Zizek and D. Garz, 2015). Editor-in-chief of Ethics in Progress (open access journal https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/eip). 

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