Should Artificial Intelligence Be Used in Weapons?
Selmer Bringsjord: With collaborators, I design and engineer ethically correct artificial agents under the assumption that human agents will behave badly. When they do, our moral machines can intervene, and save the day. Specifically, I assume that, no matter what, sooner or later, some humans will once again unjustly harm and even kill, and that these malevolent humans will sometimes be would-be mass shooters, and sometimes law-enforcement bad apples. Given this, I strive to replace human-controlled weapons and devices with AI-controlled ones: smart and virtuous guns, and intelligent restraining devices that operate in accord with ethics, and the law.