EthEl: Towards a Principled Ethical Eldercare System

Michael Anderson, Susan Leigh Anderson

We have developed an approach to computing ethics that entails the discovery of ethical principles through machine learning and the incorporation of these principles into a system's decision procedure. We summarize our pertinent previous work in machine ethics and present an extension of this work in the domain of eldercare: EthEl, a prototype system that uses a machine-discovered ethical principle to provide guidance for its actions.

Submitted: Aug 18, 2008