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1 Free will - the attribution of an intervening variable between stimulus and response that renders impossible a prediction of response given adequate knowledge of all inputvariables2 A common criticism of the AI project is that a computer only does what it is programmed to do that it is without the mysterious property called free will and therefore can never become moral3 Some philosophers might even be tempted to say that a machine however intelligent which is without the capacity to value and to make moral choices cannot be considered an end in itself and therefore could not be the possessor of certain human rights I think at least that this is what Kants argument would boil down to 4 At any rate persons make so-called choices to act in certain ways whether they are factually free or factually determined or programmedEmotions1 Is morality primarily a matter of reason and logic or is it a matter of emotion and sympathyA person must have emotions and reason in order to have the capacity for ethical decision makingAI would probably have to have feelings and emotions as well as intelligent reason in order to replicate personal decision makingCould a personal AI be considered a moral judgea omniscience which is the knowledge of all relevant factsb Omni percipience The ability to vividly imagine the feelings and circumstances of the parties involved For example empathyc disinterestedness no biasednessd dispassionateness which is being free from disturbing passionRequired conditions we need in order to make a moral judgment2 An unemotional AI could be considered a better moral judge than a human person Such a machine might be able to store and retrieve more factual data not be disturbed by violent passions and interests and so on it could be said to be capable of cool and detached choicesOmnipercipience - a personal AI would be missing this ability imagining being in someone elses shoesAlthough others have said that AI would lack
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