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|  Responsibility  | Only autonomous agents can take responsibility for their actions. In Western society only homo sapiens can be an autonomous agent. \\ 'Taking responsibility' is the act of an autonomous agent that, in light of particular events, affect his/her life and existence. \\ A promise to take responsibility is not the act of doing so - it is just a promise. Responsibility can only be taken as part of ones' conduct (although admitting to have done something may count as part of taking responsibility).   | |  Responsibility  | Only autonomous agents can take responsibility for their actions. In Western society only homo sapiens can be an autonomous agent. \\ 'Taking responsibility' is the act of an autonomous agent that, in light of particular events, affect his/her life and existence. \\ A promise to take responsibility is not the act of doing so - it is just a promise. Responsibility can only be taken as part of ones' conduct (although admitting to have done something may count as part of taking responsibility).   |
|  Informed decision making  | The act of using truthful information as the main/only foundation for making decisions.  | |  Informed decision making  | The act of using truthful information as the main/only foundation for making decisions.  |
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+===Science & Precision===
+|  The importance of precision  | Precision is not the primary aim of science, accuracy is.    |
+|  When to be precise  | Science aims to be precise when it matters. Example: Global warming - how much do we have to reduce carbon emissions to maintain the current status of the Earth? Is it 350 ppm?   |
+|  Bottom line  | Ultimately it is more important to be accurate than precise: Precision does not guarantee accuracy. Example: "The Moon is 1.23256 m in diameter."  |

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|  Call for International Ban on Killer Robots  | https://futurism.com/un-discusses-banning-killer-robots/  \\ https://futureoflife.org/open-letter-autonomous-weapons/ | |  Call for International Ban on Killer Robots  | https://futurism.com/un-discusses-banning-killer-robots/  \\ https://futureoflife.org/open-letter-autonomous-weapons/ |

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-===Science & Precision===
-|  The importance of precision  | Precision is not the primary aim of science, accuracy is.    |
-|  When to be precise  | Science aims to be precise when it matters. Example: Global warming - how much do we have to reduce carbon emissions to maintain the current status of the Earth? Is it 350 ppm?   |
-|  Bottom line  | Ultimately it is more important to be accurate than precise: Precision does not guarantee accuracy. Example: "The Moon is 1.23256 m in diameter."  |

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