Which modern philosophers examine problems of ethics and knowledge between artificial, intelligent agents, leaving their relationship to humans aside?
What I'm looking for:
- The assumption that AIs can potentially be conscious in the same way as humans
- Arguments about when an action by an AI towards another AI might be moral or immoral, leaving consequences for humans out of the picture
- Criteria for when a proposition held by an AI is true or when it is false, without reference to any humans involved.
- Discussion of how to assign meaning to the utterances of AIs to other AIs
What I'm not looking for:
- Discussion of how the creation of AI might cause ethical or practical problems for human society
- The "friendly AI" problem
- Discussion over whether AIs can be conscious in the same way as humans. I'm looking for a philosopher who takes it for granted that they can and goes from there. (Well, it's okay if they also argue the point, but that argument is probably not what I'm interested in, unless there's some novel perspective I haven't seen).
The notion is that if we don't have a general concept of ethics and meaning that can apply to any agent - human, artificial, or alien - then we don't really understand ethics or meaning.