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An artificial intelligence algorithm called Delphi that mimics how humans make ethical judgments has been developed by a team at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence.  Delphi was tested on a variety of ethical issues involving human use of animals where she mimicked many of the inconsistencies found in surveys of human attitudes.  For example, as with actual humans, Delphi concluded that animals had the same rights as humans but then concluded that it was acceptable for humans to kill and eat cows.