Artificial Intelligence Evolution: On the Virtue of Killing in the Artificial Age


  • Julia M. Puaschunder The New School, Department of Economics, Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis, Columbia University, Graduate School of Arts, New York, USA


Arti?cial Intelligence (AI) poses historically unique challenges for humankind. In a world, where there is a currently ongoing blend between human beings and arti?cial intelligence, the emerging autonomy of AI holds unique potentials of eternal life. With AI being endowed with quasi-human rights and citizenship in the Western and Arabic worlds, the question arises how to handle overpopulation but also misbehavior of AI? Should AI become eternal or is there a virtue in switching o? AI at a certain point? If so, we may have to rede?ne laws around killing, de?ne a virtue of killing and draw on philosophy to answer the question how to handle the abyss of killing AI with ethical grace, rational e?ciency and fair style. The presented theoretical results will set the ground for a controlled AI-evolution in the 21st century, in which humankind determines which traits should remain dominant and which are meant to be killed.

KEY WORDS: Arti?cial Intelligence, AI, algorithms, cognitive robotics, AI-evolution, emerging technologies, ethical issues, ethics, human robot interaction, international law, killing, legal personhood, roboethics, robot-rights, social robots, virtue of killing



How to Cite

Puaschunder, J. M. . (2019). Artificial Intelligence Evolution: On the Virtue of Killing in the Artificial Age. SCIENTIA MORALITAS - International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research , 4(1), 51-72. Retrieved from