Ethical dilemmas occur when there is a disagreement about a situation and all parties involved question how they should behave based on their individual ethical morals. (Newman & Pollnitz, 2005). The dilemma that I will be addressing in this essay involves Michael, recently employed male educator working in the nursery, and parents of a baby enrolled at the centre. The parents have raised concerns about male educators changing their child’s nappy as they have cultural practices that do not allow this practice to take place. This situation is classed as an ethical dilemma as there is a dispute between cultural beliefs and legal requirements within the workplace. There are four parties involved (parents, child, educator and director), all
Many things today are already controlled by some sort of power source which can be hacked like pacemakers or a power grid, but as AI advances it could control things like your car or an airplane, which no matter what could potentially be hacked and would be used as weapons of mass destruction if they were to be. When AI advances it has no emotion, so if we make one to do something that can cause devastating damage to an area, it would have no second thoughts about doing it, and unless stopped by an outside force, it would continue with its mission, programmers could also start an AI on a beneficial task, but eventually find a way to make it destructive for its on personal goal. These AIs that humanity could create could become super intelligent and potentially dangerous thing for humanity because they could unalign themselves from our goals and make their own which could include destroying the human race because we would be inferior to it.
As seen by the moral dilemma restricting the growth and ubiquity of smart-cars, artificial intelligence has been relegated to being the lesser mind. Computers may be able to calculate at greater speeds, and outperform the human mind, but the dimension of values within the human mind can never be trumped by this amalgamation of hardware and software. In order to create and use technologies that are able to make decisions involving ethics, there needs to be a clearly defined partition. The reason being that said principles are not delineated in any omnipresent
Gensler, Harry. "Chapter 17 Cultural Relativism." The Fundamentals of Ethics. By Russ Shafer-Landau. 3rd ed. New York: Oxford UP, 2014. 183-91. Print.
When it comes to using Artificial Intelligence, one should be able to recognize their limits in doing so. In the story Marionettes Inc, and the movie, Ex Machina, both mediums displayed a clear and concise message about Artificial Intelligence, that is, when you create or utilize an AI robot with human-like qualities, there is always a possibility that it may turn against their rightful owner or creator, and will ultimately lead to their downfall.
AI has the potential to change the way we live for better or for worse. “Terminator”, “IRobot”, and “2001: A Space Odyssey” are examples of Hollywood films where artificial intelligence runs amok, resulting in a post-apocalyptic future for humanity. Experts rated “A Space Odyssey” 9 out of 10 on realism because HAL, the supposedly antagonist, never strayed from its programming and killed its crewmates to achieve its goals. HAL was not motivated by survival instinct or emotions but simply instructions from its creator. The film’s message is that human moral is not a requirement for artificial intelligence. As the years go by the perception of AI doesn’t change much until the 1977 Sci-fi film “Star Wars” was released. Suddenly, the robots were the “good guys”. C-3PO is a perfect example of a friendly robot and quickly became recognized as one of the kindest robots in the history of movie robots. Hollywood films have done a good job of explaining that it is up to us to determine if AI works to benefit humanity or help in its destruction.
In the article, Let’s Stop Freaking Out About Artificial Intelligence, authors Eric Schmidt and Sebastian Thrun argue that artificial intelligence’s benefits vastly outweigh the consequences, and that it can be used to improve our everyday lives. The authors argue that when one self-driving car makes a mistake, “all of the self-driving cars learn from it” (Schmidt & Thrun 4), implying that self-driving cars are much safer than cars that are driven manually by humans. They claim that since people don’t learn from other people's’ mistakes, hundreds of thousands of people die every year due to traffic accidents because of it. With artificial intelligence, those numbers would vastly decrease and would save hundred of thousands of lives. In addition, the authors take a much more optimistic view of A.I, as they write about how the AI revolution “could free us from menial, repetitive, and mindless work” (Schmidt & Thrun 5), meaning that artificial intelligence can do all of the dirty work for us, while we do the much easier things. Schmidt and Thrun implies that we would be much happier doing the simpler things and not having to worry about possible injuries during their work. They state that artificial intelligence can be used to protect us from identity theft with facial recognition and improve our lives and abilities by harnessing A.I.
Technology is very dangerous when it is over used and relied on more than one’s ability. When the Great War between the androids and the humans finally ended, the androids eliminated all the human
Another issue brought forward from the movie is whether they should be given the same rights as humans. The movie shows us that the robots have three laws that they live by, the first one being they must protect human from any harm. This first law has a few issues in being that sometimes humans do not need to be protected, for example people who have committed a crime, need to be punished, not protected. The second law tells the robot they are to obey every order given unless it violates the first law. Even if the order is unethical the robot must still obey it. The third law states the robot must protect the robot its self unless it would violate the first two laws. If they were given the same rights as humans would set them free from their laws. Robots cannot function as human because they lack the ability to have compassion or emotion. Robots do not have the ability to make ethical decisions.
Artificial intelligence has become a big controversy between scientists within the past few years. Will artificial intelligence improve our communities in ways we humans can’t, or will they just cause danger to us? I believe that artificial intelligence will only bring harm to our communities. There are multiple reasons why artificial intelligence will bring danger to humanity, some of them being: you can’t trust them, they will lead to more unemployment, and they will cause more obesity.
Rob Elliot, who had worked at the MGM resort international for a total of fifteen years as Vice President accomplishing many things. He had come up with the design of the license plate that says, “Welcome to Las Vegas” which is seen all around town here in Vegas. Before Rob had come to the MGM he had worked for the government. Elliot had come to our class last week to talk about the importance of ethics. Ethics and character are what were made up of, and why it is an important part in the hospitality as well as the hotel industry. Who you are as a person can come along way, not just in school but in life as well. Ethics is considered a reality check, but overall having an experience is a key component. With ethics you must know the difference of good and bad vs. right and wrong.
There are different types of artificial intelligence that many institutes and companies believe in. However, they all share the same belief of a self-aware, conscious, human-like, computer system, the type of AI people fear. Disregarding that an AI is a computer much like a phone or laptop, one must consider that if something is sentient like a person or animal, should they be treated like one? And if not, is it discrimination or racism when it is treated like an item? Slavery treated people based on race or social status differently, the bottom being slaves. Some might argue that machines don’t have a “soul” or aren’t alive. There are hundreds of questions and ideas that have no clear
Artificial Intelligence is an idea. An idea that machines can think and make decisions just as us humans can. With an ever growing knowledge of technology, we have seen a major impact from Artificial Intelligence and it will continue to impact our lives. One future impact of AI is its use in the judicial system. Judicial systems exist all around the world, in one form or anther, each with different laws and policies, but all judicial systems can be significantly impacted by AI. However, the question that arises is on a moral and ethical basis, should AI be used in the judicial system? This issue brings much controversy as to whether AI can effectively make correct decisions on its own based on the evidence that has been presented to them and in which ways they are able to assist employees of the judiciary system.
Since the creation of technology, it has undoubtedly influenced human ethics, morals, and identity. Technology has generated various types of social movements while reshaping human’s perceptions on how they view life. The component that are responsible for evolution is those of labor, curiosity, and inquisitive minds. Within such process that have been implemented through technology, artificial intelligence has been invented to assist humans in those processes (Stuart & Norvig). However, there is a question in regards to artificial intelligence. That question consists of: Will artificial intelligence pose a threat to the ethics and morals of humans? As this question becomes an advocate for an argument. Here is an elaboration in which
Michael H., a 68-year-old man, was admitted for exploratory surgery of his abdomen. He is frail, and his attending physician describes him as “emotionally labile.” Marcy R. is a social worker at BFL General Hospital, who is assigned to the unit that Michael H has been admitted. After Michael’s surgery, Marcy R. was approached by Michael H.’s daughter, Ellen B. in which Ellen has told Marcy that her father’s physician had just informed her that the lab report from the exploratory surgery shows that her father has terminal cancer. Ellen said that she and the family are in shock and they have decided that they not want the hospital staff to tell her father about the terminal nature of his cancer once he recovers from anesthesia. In this essay, I will discuss the ethical dilemma of “to tell Michael or not to tell him he has terminal cancer. He has the right to confidentiality by not withholding information from him when he has been diagnosed with terminal cancer, informed consent, and self-determination.