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The Age of the Spiritual Machine

Published on June 6, 2012 by in Technology

The age when computers are making life-and-death decisions has arrived. According to The Economist Robot ethics: Morals and the machine, society is ill prepared to deal with computers making ethical decisions.

As technological ‘advance’ continues to accelerate the rule-sets that should regulate them lag far behind. Although the policy, ethical, engineering and philosophical answers to the implicates of AI on society appear to be beyond vexing, the sooner we get our experts on this the sooner we can start to unravel this conundrum.

I commend The Economist  for bringing this to the fore, if only our policy wonks could be so enlightened.


By  – The UX Acrobat and

UX Strategist @ Digital Cunzai

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Post Title borrowed from Ray Kurzweil’s 1999 book  ‘The Age of the Spiritual Machines’

The Economist:

Robots and ethnics

March of the robots



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