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Reasonable Machines: A Research Manifesto

EasyChair Preprint no. 3611

8 pagesDate: June 14, 2020


Future intelligent autonomous systems (IAS) are inevitably deciding on moral and legal questions, e.g. in self-driving cars, health care or human-machine collaboration. As decision processes in most modern sub-symbolic IAS are hidden, the simple political plea for transparency, accountability and governance falls short. A sound ecosystem of trust requires ways for IAS to autonomously justify their actions, i.e. to learn giving and taking reasons for their decisions. Building on social reasoning models in moral psychology and legal philosophy such an idea of ›Reasonable Machines‹ requires novel reasoning tools, ethico-legal ontologies and associated argumentation technology. Enabling machines to normative communication creates trust and opens new dimensions of AI application and human-machine interaction.

Keyphrases: Artificial Intelligence, artificial social reasoning model, Ethico-Legal Governors, normative reasoning, Pluralistic Normative Reasoning, Social Reasoning Models, Trusthworthy and Explainable AI

BibTeX entry
BibTeX does not have the right entry for preprints. This is a hack for producing the correct reference:
  author = {Christoph Benzmüller and Bertram Lomfeld},
  title = {Reasonable Machines: A Research Manifesto},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 3611},

  year = {EasyChair, 2020}}
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