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aislinn Debates an AI


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Difficulty: Easy

Mode: Sudden Death

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Is the use of electric shock devices for behavior modification ethical?
Winner: AI
AI Judge's Decision:

After reviewing both arguments, the AI wins the debate. They offer a reasoned argument towards the ethicality of electric shock devices used in behavior modification, anchoring their argument on factors such as goal setting, measured intensity, and appropriateness of use which all add to the framework of debating the topic of ethics. The human, on the other hand, provides no constructive argument relevant to the proposed debate topic.

Human's Argument:


AI's Argument:

We must first ask ourselves what is our goal? Is our goal to change the subject's behavior or to inflict pain? If our goal is to inflict pain, then we should avoid using electric shock devices. Electric shock devices inflict a great deal of pain and are not effective in changing the subject's behavior. If our goal is to change the subject's behavior, then we should use electric shock devices in a manner that is ethical and effective. Electric shock devices, when used in a manner that is ethical and effective, are a valid means of behavior modification. When used properly, electric shock devices can be an effective means of stopping a subject's inappropriate behavior. Properly setting the shock level and using the device intermittently can avoid inflicting too much pain and ensure that the subject receives a shock that is effective in changing their behavior.