Among the ongoing debates over ethical implications of artificial-intelligence development and applications, AI morality, and the nature of autonomous agency for robots, how to think about the moral assumptions implicit in machine-learning capacities for so-called companion robots is arguably an urgent one. This project links the development of machine-learning algorithmic design with moral-development theory language. It argues that robotic algorithmic responses should incorporate language linked to higher-order moral reasoning, reflecting notions of universal respect, community obligation and justice to encourage similar deliberation among human subjects.
Plaisance, P. L., & Cruz, J. (2019). The incorporation of moral-development language for machine-learning companion robots. In D. Wittkower (Ed.), 2019 Computer Ethics - Philosophical Enquiry (CEPE) Proceedings, (15 pp.). doi: 10.25884/kxmq-cd24 Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.odu.edu/cepe_proceedings/vol2019/iss1/18