June 26, 2014

Ethics of brain emulations

KidsMy paper about brain emulation ethics is now officially out, and open access:

Ethics of brain emulations. Journal of Experimental & Theoretical Artificial Intelligence. Volume 26, Issue 3, 2014 Special Issue: Risks of General Artificial Intelligence

In the light of uncertainty about whether emulations are conscious or not, we should be careful with how we treat animal models - assume they may have the same mental states as the original, if you have included most of their brains. OpenWorm might not have much of a problem yet, but when we get to OpenMouse we better have virtual painkillers.

Posted by Anders3 at June 26, 2014 11:19 AM