Erratum: Fox, S. Irresponsible research and innovation? Applying findings from neuroscience to the analysis of unsustainable hype cycles. [Sustainability, 10, 3472 (2018)], 10.3390/su10103472]

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The author would like to make the corrections listed below to the published paper [1]. (1) In Section 4.3. Implications for Practice, replacing citation 73 with citation 94. This citation correction involves no changes to the References list. (2) In Section 5. Conclusions, adding a reference and revision in order to clarify the paper's final paragraphs by replacing the original version: Similarly, some proponents of robotics envisage that robots will emancipate humans by undertaking all working and paying taxes to fund our entertainment. By contrast, some opponents of robotics envisage that robots will consume all available resources, including all humans [139]. More support for responsible research and innovation is needed from both sides of such polarized positions. In this paper, an analogy has been drawn between the behavior of some adults in hype cycles and irresponsible adolescent behavior. However, there are also other potential analogies that could be explored in the broader literature concerned with predictably irrational decision making [140]. with Similarly, some envisage that robots could pay taxes to help humans [139], while others envisage that robots could harm humans [140]. Thus, even reasoned debate concerning technology, which has been hyped-up by others, can take place at opposite ends of a continuum. Such debate can overlook that whatever end prevails, there could be environmental degradation. Hence, more consideration for human/environmental balance can be needed from both sides of polarized positions. Overall, in this paper, an analogy has been drawn between the behavior of some adults in hype cycles and irresponsible adolescent behavior. As stated in the Introduction section, cases are referred to in order to illustrate patterns in hype cycles, not to define individual motivations in specific cases. Additionally, it is important to note that there may be other potential analogies in the broader literature concerned with predictably irrational decision making [141]. And consequently adding the following reference to the References list: 140. Bostrom, N. Ethical issues in advanced artificial intelligence. In Cognitive, Emotive and Ethical Aspects of Decision Making in Humans and in Artificial Intelligence; Smit, I., Lasker, G.E., Eds.; International Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics: Windsor, ON, Canada, 2003; Volume 2, pp. 12-17.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6387
JournalSustainability
Volume11
Issue number22
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2019
MoE publication typeB1 Article in a scientific magazine

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