Empathetic AI for Ethics-in-the-Small

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Title: Empathetic AI for Ethics-in-the-Small
Authors: Nallur, VivekFinlay, Graham
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/13005
Date: 19-May-2022
Online since: 2022-07-18T10:30:37Z
Abstract: There has been much media attention on the society-wide effects of the rapid and unfettered deployment of AI (by AI, we mean any device/algorithm that uses AI techniques as part of its functioning, not necessarily just self-driving cars, robots, etc.). Most of these have focused on ethics-in-the-large, i.e., concepts like justice, fairness, bias—which can only be evaluated on a whole-society basis. We think that an equally important and immediate concern should be ethics-in-the-small, where technology has the potential to affect the quality of individual human lives. Consider, for example, mental-health apps that purport to offer support to individuals, or digital personal assistants that function as companions. Here, the notion of ethical behavior tends to be defined more by the individual’s particular circumstances rather than general principles.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Springer
Journal: AI and Society
Start page: 1
End page: 2
Copyright (published version): 2022 The Authors
Keywords: Affective concernHuman emotionsAI systes engineeringAI ethics
DOI: 10.1007/s00146-022-01466-3
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
ISSN: 0951-5666
This item is made available under a Creative Commons License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ie/
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