A1 Journal article (refereed)
Ethically Aligned Design of Autonomous Systems : Industry Viewpoint and an Empirical Study (2022)

Vakkuri, V., Kemell, K.-K., Kultanen, J., Siponen, M., & Abrahamsson, P. (2022). Ethically Aligned Design of Autonomous Systems : Industry Viewpoint and an Empirical Study. Electronic Journal of Business Ethics and Organization Studies, 27(1), 4-15. http://ejbo.jyu.fi/pdf/ejbo_vol27_no1_pages_4-15.pdf

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All authors or editors: Vakkuri, Ville; Kemell, Kai-Kristian; Kultanen, Joni; Siponen, Mikko; Abrahamsson, Pekka

Journal or series: Electronic Journal of Business Ethics and Organization Studies

eISSN: 1239-2685

Publication year: 2022

Volume: 27

Issue number: 1

Pages range: 4-15

Publisher: Jyväskylän yliopisto

Place of Publication: Jyväskylä

Publication country: Finland

Publication language: English

Persistent website address: http://ejbo.jyu.fi/pdf/ejbo_vol27_no1_pages_4-15.pdf

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/82176


Progress in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been accelerating rapidly in the past two decades. Various autonomous systems from purely digital ones to autonomous vehicles are being developed and deployed out on the field. As these systems exert a growing impact on society, ethics in relation to artificial intelligence and autonomous systems have recently seen growing attention among academia. However, the current literature on the topic has focused largely on theoretical contributions, and there is a gap between research and practice in the area. Though this gap has been acknowledged in existing studies, the exact issues resulting in this gap remain blurred. In order to better understand the gap in the area, we conduct a multiple case study of five case companies. Based on the data, we highlight a number of issues in the area in terms of implementing AI ethics in practice. We then propose ways to tackle this gap.

Keywords: artificial intelligence; ethics; software development; enterprises

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Reporting Year: 2022

Preliminary JUFO rating: 1

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