To question ethics of people doing science is completely legitimate to me. So, there can be ethically questionable things you research like bio-weapons or experiments on animals. Also for sure while designing AI it makes sense to aks yourself what is the usecase to question design of killing drones.
Currently though, I read a lot about expectations that AI itself (artificial intelligence) should become ethical, and that from quite educated people.
But after all, artificial intelligence is nothing more than a mathematical function?!
- AI should be rewarded for showing its workings.
What do I miss? Indeed for example in reinforced learning we use already optimization functions (so the requirement is fulfilled) called "rewarding" or "punishment" function but there is currently no AI to which it would make a difference.