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AI Can Stop Mass Shootings, and More

Cornell University – arXivLabs – AI Can Stop Mass Shootings, and More, Selmer Bringsjord, Naveen Sundar Govindarajulu, Michael Giancola, [v1] Fri, 5 Feb 2021 06:55:59 UTC (513 KB).

“We propose to build directly upon our longstanding, prior r&d in AI/machine ethics in order to attempt to make real the blue-sky idea of AI that can thwart mass shootings, by bringing to bear its ethical reasoning. The r&d in question is overtly and avowedly logicist in form, and since we are hardly the only ones who have established a firm foundation in the attempt to imbue AI’s with their own ethical sensibility, the pursuit of our proposal by those in different methodological camps should, we believe, be considered as well. We seek herein to make our vision at least somewhat concrete by anchoring our exposition to two simulations, one in which the AI saves the lives of innocents by locking out a malevolent human’s gun, and a second in which this malevolent agent is allowed by the AI to be neutralized by law enforcement. Along the way, some objections are anticipated, and rebutted.”

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