Morality and Artificial Agents in Cyberspace

Morality and Artificial Agents in Cyberspace

In this second paper relating to further developmental work concerning the Underground City XXI project we raise some important questions concerning morality of artificial agents in the cyberworld. In particular artificial agents, particularly those in cyberspace, extend the class of entities that can be involved in moral situations. In this paper it is our intention to present arguments that show that such artificial agents can be conceived of as moral agents.

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    Stefano Cavagnetto

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    Stefano is a Doctor in Mathematics and Philosophy. He earned his degrees from Charles University, the Institute of Mathematics of the Academy of Sciences and the Amedeo Avogadro University, in Vercelli, Italy respectively. His MA in Science Communication was completed at COREP - Centre for Education and Permanent Research - of the Polytechnic University of Turin. Stefano was a visiting scholar at Columbia University in New York City and the Isaac Newton Institute in Cambridge. He founded the Prague College Research Centre in 2008 and is currently exploring with his staff such diverse topics as the history of programming languages, exploring links between art and mathematics in cooperation with the design school, and looking at game theory and its application to philosophy and business management. Stefano helps to ensure that the research activities of students and staff, and especially the Bachelors and Masters dissertations, are intrinsically connected to the our key areas of inquiry in Business, IT and Art & Design.

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