From Games to Moral Agents: Towards a Model for Moral Actions

Casas Roma, Joan and Arnedo-Moreno, Joan (2019) From Games to Moral Agents: Towards a Model for Moral Actions. In: Artificial Intelligence Research and Development. Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications, 1 . IOS Press, Netherlands, pp. 19-28. ISBN 978-1-64368-015-6

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Abstract / Summary

In order to be successfully integrated in our society, artificial moral agents need to know not only how to act in a moral scenario, but also how to identify the scenario first as being morally-relevant. This work looks at certain complex video games as simulations of artificial societies and studies the way in which morally-qualifiable actions are identified and assessed in them. Then, this analysis is used to distill a general formal model for moral actions aimed to be used as a first step towards identifying morally-qualifiable actions in the field of artificial morality. After discussing which elements are represented in this model, and how they are enhanced with respect to those already existing in the analyzed games, this work points out to some caveats that those games fail to address, and which would need to be tackled properly by artificial moral systems.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 978-1-64368-015-6
ISSN: (Not published yet)
Subjects: Computer Science, Information & General Works
Technology > Digital Works > Digital Games
Philosophy & Psychology
Courses by Department: The Games Academy > Computing for Games
Depositing User: Joan Casas Roma
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2019 08:56
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2022 16:26


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