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Implementing AI Ethics in Practice : An Empirical Evaluation of the RESOLVEDD Strategy (2019)

Vakkuri, V., & Kemell, K.-K. (2019). Implementing AI Ethics in Practice : An Empirical Evaluation of the RESOLVEDD Strategy. In S. Hyrynsalmi, M. Suoranta, A. Nguyen-Duc, P. Tyrväinen, & P. Abrahamsson (Eds.), ICSOB 2019 : 10th International Conference of Software Business (pp. 260-275). Springer. Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, 370. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-33742-1_21

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All authors or editors: Vakkuri, Ville; Kemell, Kai-Kristian

Parent publication: ICSOB 2019 : 10th International Conference of Software Business

Parent publication editors: Hyrynsalmi, Sami; Suoranta, Mari; Nguyen-Duc, Anh; Tyrväinen, Pasi; Abrahamsson, Pekka

Place and date of conference: Jyväskylä, Finland, 18.-20.11.2019

ISBN: 978-3-030-33741-4

eISBN: 978-3-030-33742-1

Journal or series: Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing

ISSN: 1865-1348

eISSN: 1865-1356

Publication year: 2019

Number in series: 370

Pages range: 260-275

Number of pages in the book: 418

Publisher: Springer

Place of Publication: Cham

Publication country: Switzerland

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-33742-1_21

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/67252


As Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems exert a growing influence on society, real-life incidents begin to underline the importance of AI Ethics. Though calls for more ethical AI systems have been voiced by scholars and the general public alike, few empirical studies on the topic exist. Similarly, few tools and methods designed for implementing AI ethics into practice currently exist. To provide empirical data into this on-going discussion, we empirically evaluate an existing method from the field of business ethics, the RESOLVEDD strategy, in the context of ethical system development. We evaluated RESOLVEDD by means of a multiple case study of five student projects where its use was given as one of the design requirements for the projects. One of our key findings is that, even though the use of the ethical method was forced upon the participants, its utilization nonetheless facilitated of ethical consideration in the projects. Specifically, it resulted in the developers displaying more responsibility, even though the use of the tool did not stem from intrinsic motivation.

Keywords: artificial intelligence; system design; ethics; practice

Free keywords: artificial intelligence; ethics; design methods; ethical tool; RESOLVEDD; developer commitment

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Reporting Year: 2019

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