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Save Military and Civilian Life: Deploy AI Robots as Soldiers

We have an ethical imperative to deploy artificially intelligent robots on the battlefield, says Jerry Kaplan. They keep soldiers off the battlefield and discriminate between civilian and military life.

If Your Robot Commits Murder, Should You Go to Jail?

Self-driving cars aren't the only emerging technology facing major questions about ethics and accountability.

Would You Buy a Car That’s Programmed to Kill You? You Just Might.

Author and entrepreneur Jerry Kaplan offers an interesting crash course on computational ethics, the idea that robots and machines will require programming to make them cognizant of morals, decorum, manners, and various other social nuances.

How Amazon’s Algorithm Gets You to Spend Money

Companies like Amazon take advantage of the fact that they know a whole lot more about buying patterns than you do. As author and entrepreneur Jerry Kaplan explains, this sort of information asymmetry is the real crux of their business plan.

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