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The Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation, Reg.Assn., has published this article by Prof. Dr. Catrin Misselhorn (Director of the Institute for Philosophy, Chair of the Theory of Science and Philosophy of Technology, University Stuttgart) in the current issue of “Analyses & Arguments”.
- In certain situations, autonomous systems can undermine the ascribed responsibility. It becomes unclear who bears the responsibility. A “responsibility gap” arises in which neither programmer nor user can be held fully responsible.
- In a restricted sense, autonomous machines (computers, robots) are morally relevant agents. They can be delegated decisions but they do not take responsibility. For this, they lack freedom of will, causality, intention and knowledge…