Ethics by Design: Necessity or Curse?

Virginia Dignum, Louise Dennis, Marlies van Steenbergen, Christina Baroglio, Tristan de Wildt, Matthijs Smakman, Raja Chatila, Maurizio Caon, Juan Pavón, Matteo Baldoni, Roberto Micalizio, Malte S. Kließ, Leon van der Toree, Gonzalo Génova, Serena Villata, Galit Haim, Stefano Tedeschi, Maite Lopez-Sanchez, Marija Slavkovik

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Ethics by Design concerns the methods, algorithms and tools needed to endow autonomous agents with the capability to reason about the ethical aspects of their decisions, and the methods, tools and formalisms to guarantee that an agent's behavior remains within given moral bounds. In this context some questions arise: How and to what extent can agents understand the social reality in which they operate, and the other intelligences (AI, animals and humans) with which they co-exist? What are the ethical concerns in the emerging new forms of society, and how do we ensure the human dimension is upheld in interactions and decisions by autonomous agents?. But overall, the central question is: "Can we, and should we, build ethically-aware agents?" This paper presents initial conclusions from the thematic day of the same name held at PRIMA2017, on October 2017.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIES '18 Proceedings of the 2018 AAAI/ACM Conference on AI, Ethics, and Society
Place of PublicationNew Orleans, LA, USA
PublisherACM
Chapter66
Pages60
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-6012-8
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Publication statusPublished - 2 Feb 2018

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Dignum, V., Dennis, L., van Steenbergen, M., Baroglio, C., de Wildt, T., Smakman, M., ... Slavkovik, M. (2018). Ethics by Design: Necessity or Curse? In AIES '18 Proceedings of the 2018 AAAI/ACM Conference on AI, Ethics, and Society (pp. 60). New Orleans, LA, USA: ACM. https://doi.org/10.1145/3278721.3278745
Dignum, Virginia ; Dennis, Louise ; van Steenbergen, Marlies ; Baroglio, Christina ; de Wildt, Tristan ; Smakman, Matthijs ; Chatila, Raja ; Caon, Maurizio ; Pavón, Juan ; Baldoni, Matteo ; Micalizio, Roberto ; Kließ, Malte S. ; van der Toree, Leon ; Génova, Gonzalo ; Villata, Serena ; Haim, Galit ; Tedeschi, Stefano ; Lopez-Sanchez, Maite ; Slavkovik, Marija. / Ethics by Design: Necessity or Curse?. AIES '18 Proceedings of the 2018 AAAI/ACM Conference on AI, Ethics, and Society. New Orleans, LA, USA : ACM, 2018. pp. 60
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Ethics by Design: Necessity or Curse? / Dignum, Virginia; Dennis, Louise; van Steenbergen, Marlies; Baroglio, Christina; de Wildt, Tristan; Smakman, Matthijs; Chatila, Raja; Caon, Maurizio; Pavón, Juan; Baldoni, Matteo; Micalizio, Roberto; Kließ, Malte S.; van der Toree, Leon; Génova, Gonzalo; Villata, Serena; Haim, Galit; Tedeschi, Stefano; Lopez-Sanchez, Maite; Slavkovik, Marija.

AIES '18 Proceedings of the 2018 AAAI/ACM Conference on AI, Ethics, and Society. New Orleans, LA, USA : ACM, 2018. p. 60.

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