Skip to main content
Article thumbnail
Location of Repository

Intelligent Agents in Military, Defense and Warfare: Ethical Issues and Concerns

By Mr. Sahon Bhattacharyya

Abstract

Due to tremendous progress in digital electronics now intelligent and autonomous agents are gradually being adopted into the fields and domains of the military, defense and warfare. This paper tries to explore some of the inherent ethical issues, threats and some remedial issues about the impact of such systems on human civilization and existence in general. This paper discusses human ethics in contrast to machine ethics and the problems caused by non-sentient agents. A systematic study is made on paradoxes regarding the long-term advantages of such agents in military combat. This paper proposes an international standard which could be adopted by all nations to bypass the adverse effects and solve ethical issues of such intelligent agents

Topics: Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Ethics
Year: 2011
OAI identifier: oai:cogprints.org:7284
Download PDF:
Sorry, we are unable to provide the full text but you may find it at the following location(s):
  • http://cogprints.org/7284/1/cs... (external link)
  • http://cogprints.org/7284/ (external link)
  • Suggested articles

    Citations

    1. (2007). Anderson: “Machine Ethics: Creating an Ethical Intelligent Agent”,
    2. Ethics as a basis for sustainble civilized behaviour for human and software agents”,

    To submit an update or takedown request for this paper, please submit an Update/Correction/Removal Request.