Canadian Forest Service Publications
Artificial intelligence and environmental ethics. 1997. Thomson, A.J. AI Applications 11(1): 69-73.
Issued by: Pacific Forestry Centre
Catalog ID: 4812
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AI systems have the potential to address ethical issues. Case-based reasoning systems may be the most promising approach to environmental ethics. Power issues, considered in applied ethics, are a fundamental feature of issues arising from landscape-level management, and may be studied using stakeholder modeling techniques, while rule-based systems may be appropriate for deontological ethical issues (based on duties or obligations). Semantic networks may be used to study and summarize the views of individuals in groups. Conflict between individual advantage and the common good can be explored through Game Theory.