The development of increasingly intelligent and autonomous technologies will inevitably lead to these systems having to face morally problematic situations. This is particularly true of artificial systems that are used in geriatric care environments. It will, therefore, be necessary in the long run to develop machines which have the capacity for a certain amount of autonomous moral decision-making. The goal of this talk is to provide the theoretical foundations for artificial morality, i.e., for implementing moral capacities in artificial systems in general and a roadmap for developing an assistive system in geriatric care which is capable of moral learning.
Biography: Prof. Catrin Misselhorn is the Director of the Institute of Philosophy at the University of Stuttgart, where she also holds the Chair for the Philosophy of Science and Technology. Among other things, she studies ethical and moral aspects of technology, particularly robots.