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Computer Ethics - Philosophical Enquiry (CEPE) Proceedings

Conference Section

AI Ethics III

Publication Date

5-29-2019

Document Type

Paper

DOI

10.25884/6q27-6t77

Author ORCiD

https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4991-0817

Abstract

Human supremacy is the widely held view that human interests ought to be privileged over other interests as a matter of public policy. Posthumanism is an historical and cultural situation characterized by a critical reevaluation of anthropocentrist theory and practice. This paper draws on Rosi Braidotti’s critical posthumanism and the critique of ideal theory in Charles Mills and Serene Khader to address the use of human supremacist rhetoric in AI ethics and policy discussions, particularly in the work of Joanna Bryson. This analysis leads to identifying a set of risks posed by human supremacist policy in a posthuman context, specifically involving the classification of agents by type.

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