Specifying Agent Ethics (Blue Sky Ideas)

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We consider the question of what properties a Machine Ethics system should have. This question is complicated by the existence of ethical dilemmas with no agreed upon solution. We provide an example to motivate why we do not believe falling back on the elicitation of values from stakeholders is sufficient to guarantee correctness of such systems. We go on to define two broad categories of ethical property that have arisen in our own work and present a challenge to the community to approach this question in a more systematic way
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCoordination, Organizations, Institutions, Norms and Ethics for Governance of Multi-Agent Systems
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 12 Mar 2024


  • Machine Ethics
  • Formal Verification
  • Specifying Ethics


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