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Topics for future meetings

alan r.
user 63172832
Sale, GB
Post #: 1
Some ideas below. Feedback please.

Ethical algorithms? Can we programme ethics? We will probably have to. E.g. automatic cars (who do I run over?), battlefield robots.

What is fairness? Is it desirable? How important is it compared to other goods? Is it the same thing as equality? [Related]What is justice? (a philosophical classic e.g. Platos republic)

What makes a philosophical question important? Is it that it underlies other questions? Do there exist fundamental (i.e. unbreakdownable) philosophical questions? ‘atoms of thought’.
Mary R C.
MaryRCrumpton
Group Organizer
Manchester, GB
Post #: 5
OOh, they all sound interesting to me.

Would you be willing to introduce these topics yourself if we have one/more of them for a future meeting?

Mary.
Mary R C.
MaryRCrumpton
Group Organizer
Manchester, GB
Post #: 6
I have put the Ethical Algorithms one down for March - you ok to do the intro Alan?
alan r.
user 63172832
Sale, GB
Post #: 2
Yep I can do that.
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