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AI Ethics : Critical Reflections on Embedding Ethical Frameworks in AI Technology (2021)


Salo-Pöntinen, H. (2021). AI Ethics : Critical Reflections on Embedding Ethical Frameworks in AI Technology. In M. Rauterberg (Ed.), Culture and Computing : Design Thinking and Cultural Computing. 9th International Conference, C&C 2021, Held as Part of the 23rd HCI International Conference, HCII 2021, Virtual Event, July 24–29, 2021, Proceedings, Part II (pp. 311-329). Springer. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 12795. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-77431-8_20


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All authors or editors: Salo-Pöntinen, Henrikki

Parent publication: Culture and Computing : Design Thinking and Cultural Computing. 9th International Conference, C&C 2021, Held as Part of the 23rd HCI International Conference, HCII 2021, Virtual Event, July 24–29, 2021, Proceedings, Part II

Parent publication editors: Rauterberg, Matthias

Conference:

  • International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction

Place and date of conference: Virtual, 24.-29.7.2021

ISBN: 978-3-030-77430-1

eISBN: 978-3-030-77431-8

Journal or series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science

ISSN: 0302-9743

eISSN: 1611-3349

Publication year: 2021

Number in series: 12795

Pages range: 311-329

Number of pages in the book: 492

Publisher: Springer

Place of Publication: Cham

Publication country: Switzerland

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-77431-8_20

Publication open access: Not open

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/77665


Abstract

Embedding ethical frameworks in artificial intelligence (AI) technologies has been a popular topic for academic research for the past decade [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7]. The approaches of the studies differ in how AI technology, ethics, role of technical artefacts and socio-technical aspects of AI are perceived. In addition, most studies define insufficiently what the connection between the process of embedding ethical frameworks to AI technology and the larger framework of AI ethics is. These deficiencies have caused that the concept of AI ethics and the construct of embedding ethical parameters into AI are used in an ambiguous, rather than in a complementary manner.

One reason for the ambiguity within this field of research is due to a lack of a comprehensive conceptual framework for AI ethics in general. I intend to fill this void by grounding AI ethics as a subfield of philosophy of technology and applied ethics and presenting its main issues of study by examining recognized spheres of activities through the method of levels of abstraction [8]. I put forward an initial hierarchical conceptual framework for AI ethics as an outcome. After this, I discuss the connection between the process of embedding ethical frameworks in AI and the larger AI ethics framework, leading to presenting basic requirements for the sphere of activity hereafter known as embedded ethics.


Keywords: artificial intelligence; system design; ethics; ethicality; human-machine systems

Free keywords: AI ethics; embedded ethics; applied ethics; human-technology interaction


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