"The variety of different opinions, combined with the intellectual honesty of the editors - going so far as to admit that critics might find one of their included papers to be naïve - makes for a refreshing experience. The book is suitable for beginners in the field of machine ethics, providing an introduction to this exciting new field of research."
Riemer Brouwer, Computing Reviews
"This anthology comprises a well-chosen collection of papers that are individually interesting and well worth reading on their own. Several essays stand out as exceptional contributions."
George Lazaroiu, Contemporary Readings in Law and Social Justice
"... a thought-provoking introduction to the field of machine ethics, and I recommend it to students and researchers outside of the field who are looking to broaden their interests."
Cory Siler, Artificial Intelligence
The subject of this book is a new field of research: developing ethics for machines, in contrast to developing ethics for human beings who use machines. The essays in this volume represent the first steps by philosophers and artificial intelligence researchers toward explaining why it is necessary to add an ethical dimension to machines that function autonomously.