ICRES 2018

Moral Decisions by Robots by Calculating the Minimal Damages Using Verdict History

The current discussion regarding moral robots is significantly occupied with algorithms for making moral decisions, which are at the heart of the autonomous actor, such as the autonomous car or the military robot. Most of the algorithms calculate the utilization that is caused by each one of the alternatives, and selects the path which maximizes the benefit for the relevant entities. I propose another method, which is based on minimizing the evil and the damages caused by the action. While we don't know yet how to evaluate the utility or the benefit of an action, we do know how to evaluate a damage. The law system is evaluating damages every day, and quantify them into an exact material worth. The system then will use court ruling history in order to calculate the potential damages of the alternatives.