[SIGCIS-Members] Some suggestions on the early history of the ethics of AI

Ceruzzi, Paul CeruzziP at si.edu
Tue Apr 24 09:36:44 PDT 2018


Not sure if anyone mentioned a book edited by David Stork, _HAL's Legacy: 2001's Computer as Dream and Reality_ (MIT Press 1996). It has essays by a number of top people, including chapter 16 by Daniel Dennett: "When HAL kills, who's to blame?"

Paul Ceruzzi
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Since the request was regarding ethics of AI, I'll add my recommendation for Weizenbaum's _Computer Power and Human Reason_.  I've had good results with senior CS majors reading it--where they've needed help is with the post-Vietnam context that undergirds the chapters on responsibility.  You might also want to look at John McCarthy's review, which is available from several sources, but probably easiest to get from

ACM SIGART Bulletin
Issue 58, June 1976 
Pages 4-13
https://doi.org/10.1145/1045264.1045265

There is also Weizenbaum's letter to the editor of CACM regarding computer models of psychiatric disorders, which appears in

Communications of the ACM
Volume 17 Issue 7, July 1974 
Page 425
https://doi.org/10.1145/361011.361081

(That's not easily located via online search.)

	Cary Gray

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