Lectures  |    |  February 19, 2016

Making an Ethical Machine | Alan Winfield

Runtime 5 minutes

Short excerpt from lecture presented by Alan Winfield speaking at the World Economic Forum. Runtime 5 minutes.

Many people assume that robots would have to be sentient before they could act ethically. Not so, explains Alan Winfield, Director of the Science Communication Unit at the University of the West of England. If a robot can model and predict the consequences of its own and others’ actions, it can be programmed to act in ethical ways.