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The development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) requires careful reflection. With advances in AI, there is growing realization that some basic parameters of our human condition will change in the future, desirably or undesirably. AI technologies are neither good nor bad, but we must make a societal choice to embed fundamental human rights and democratic values when we design and use such technologies. A tool that can empower can also become a tool for mass surveillance or a tool for perpetuating discrimination. With promises of AI, we as a society must address its failings as well. In this paper we propose that our morality may well weigh on our principled judgment on such technologies. We use the Moral Stages and the Moral Foundations theories to explore whether people with particular moral orientations are likely to be at odds accepting usefulness of technologies that violate our rights to privacy or nondiscrimination.

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Aug 10th, 12:00 AM

Moral Reasoning and Acceptability of Technologies that Violate Fundamental Human Rights

The development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) requires careful reflection. With advances in AI, there is growing realization that some basic parameters of our human condition will change in the future, desirably or undesirably. AI technologies are neither good nor bad, but we must make a societal choice to embed fundamental human rights and democratic values when we design and use such technologies. A tool that can empower can also become a tool for mass surveillance or a tool for perpetuating discrimination. With promises of AI, we as a society must address its failings as well. In this paper we propose that our morality may well weigh on our principled judgment on such technologies. We use the Moral Stages and the Moral Foundations theories to explore whether people with particular moral orientations are likely to be at odds accepting usefulness of technologies that violate our rights to privacy or nondiscrimination.

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