In all seriousness, I would start here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machine_ethics. I'm sure it's not the area of AI that you're immediately interested in, but you will happen on it eventually and it's the area most likely to shape what you want to learn, so it's a natural choice for a starting point.Fairly new to Computer Science at University. I am interesting in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. Although, I am unsure as to where I should start. Any suggested reading? courses? Programming Languages or any advice?
Ethics is a branch of philosophy, and to a first approximation western philosophers are still having inconclusive arguments about the same topics that were done to death by Aristotle and Plato.
I'm with AlephZero on this one. I read that wiki article - it's pretty vacuous.
For obvious reasons the very compelling argument is that is exactly the wrong order in which to approach AI.If you want to learn about AI and MI, then learn about AI and MI. Ethics is irrelevant until you actually produce a working system that does something significant.
Yeah, the wikipedia article could do with some work, but I offered it more as a starting point than a good reference for the subject matter.I'm with AlephZero on this one. I read that wiki article - it's pretty vacuous.