Towards Ethical Aspects on Artificial Intelligence
Professor Liliana Rogozea
University Transilvania of Brasov
29 Eroilor Street, Brasov, RO-500036
Abstract: Ethics become more and more important in our life. According
to our development, a number of new dilemmas appear in ethical field, related
to environment, e-communication, respecting human rights and, of course,
Society development and all knowledge and tools used in this purpose put a
number of ethics problems.
This paper tries to present the role of ethics in developing artificial
intelligence, and how the artificial intelligence could change our
perspective, because artificial intelligence in fact is all around us.
As human decision makers we try to determinate what the moral problems are and
how we can use artificial intelligence to make good decision not only for one
person, but also for the society.
It could be an interesting challenge to develop a software for helping us to
take the best decision, but we are sure that it could be inefficient and not
enough powerful, because it can’t appreciate all aspects and because a lot of
mind properties can’t be, yet, reproduced by artificial intelligence.
Our conscious, our ethical judgment could develop the trap who could be
establish in our world; it becomes more and more clear that not only the
people must have ethical rights, but also the other creatures – natural or
artificial who “live” on our planet.
The important issues which must be respected are: honesty, selflessness,
serenity, the right to be use in a peaceful way, respect and a decent “death”.
Also, it becomes more and more important to recognize the importance, the role
and the place of this intelligence in our society, which is not a substitute
for human intelligence.
Even if the ethical issue have subjective and emotive components and it is
obvious that is not possible to develop a pattern for all ethical dilemmas, we
think that is possible to develop some standards not only for human behaviour,
but also for artificial intelligence tools used in our life, standards which
could be part of human rights.
Artificial intelligence is an important part of our life, but we are sure that
the possibility of acquiring the domination of AI over the humanity is only a
myth. During the time, the progress helps society but also put a number of
ethical problems. In the academic society, like in real life, the process of
using different kind of power are complex, and even if it is about the robots,
the computer or other artificial intelligence tools the ethical problems are
not only theoretical but also practical, it is not only a concept, but it is
also a practical support for our life.
Brief Biography of the Speaker:
Professor – chief of Health Promotion, Human Behaviour, Ethics and History of
Medicine Department, General Chancellor at the University Transylvania Brasov.
She is member in International Society of Biometrics, member in International
Society of Clinical Biostatistics, member in International Society of History
of Medicine and editor coordinator of 2 Medical Journal.
She published 21 books like author or co-authors, published in Romania, at the
She participates at more than 50 conferences and published 38 papers in
extensor at the conference and 72 articles in journals, in the ethics, human
behaviour, health promotion and history of medicine.
She was involved in 15 projects like coordinator and member.