"Let's compute ethics."
The Mill is a developing independent general-purpose project that aims to provide ethical analysis and moral guidance based on mathematics and logic. In practice, it is being built as an attempt at finding utility-based context-aware optimal solutions to complicated moral situations, such as dilemmas, paradoxes, lifeboat, zugzwang and deadlocks. Although the Mill by itself only concerns computation (see notes Up the Mill), its applications (e.g., when working with Dawn) usually direct or, at least, inform decision-making.
The Mill is set forth in a rigorous style similar to that of Euclid’s Elements (geometric proof) and Spinoza's Ethics.
The Mill for Brahms/Dawn
Within the MOFFAS system, the Mill contributes to the value as well as the cost of a resource object. It determines whether an asset should be indexed by Dawn or acknowledged by Brahms, given that Dawn is, by design, inclusive and moderately tolerant. Together with GEN ai, the Mill is part of the ranking algorithm of DOBJs.
With the input from The Mill, Dawn is a de facto biased system that is predominantly dictated by the "Maxims," partially derived from a combination of the four ethical principles, the Ten Commandments, etc., and context-sensitive "Bases."
- Benefit the advancement of civilization.
- Improve living standard and general genuine happiness.
- Protect the environment/ecosystem.
- Contribute to society-wide fairness, equality and freedom.
- Value honesty, quality, aesthetics, diligence and responsibility.
Mill reports that detail calculation and/or proof will be made public once they are available. Please note that the Mill is built to be independent.
The Mill is named after Harriet and J. S. Mill. The concept can be traced back to Jeremy Bentham.
See GEN ai signatures that follow guidance by as well as feed back to the Mill.