Ethical framework for designing autonomous intelligent systems

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Abstract

To gain the potential benefit of autonomous intelligent systems, their design and development need to be aligned with fundamental values and ethical principles. We need new design approaches, methodologies and processes to deploy ethical thought and action in the contexts of autonomous intelligent systems. To open this discussion, this article presents a review of ethical principles in the context of artificial intelligence design, and introduces an ethical framework for designing autonomous intelligent systems. The framework is based on an iterative, multidisciplinary perspective yet a systematic discussion during an Autonomous Intelligent Systems (AIS) design process, and on relevant ethical principles for the concept design of autonomous systems. We propose using scenarios as a tool to capture the essential user’s or stakeholder’s specific qualitative information, which is needed for a systematic analysis of ethical issues in the specific design case.
Original languageEnglish
Article number18
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Open Innovation: Technology, Market, and Complexity
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Mar 2019
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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Keywords

  • autonomous systems
  • autonomous intelligent systems
  • artificial intelligence
  • AI
  • ethics
  • design

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