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Ethically Aligned Design : An Empirical Evaluation of the RESOLVEDD-Strategy in Software and Systems Development Context (2019)


Vakkuri, Ville; Kemell, Kai-Kristian; Abrahamsson, Pekka (2019). Ethically Aligned Design : An Empirical Evaluation of the RESOLVEDD-Strategy in Software and Systems Development Context. In Staron, Miroslaw; Capilla, Rafael; Skavhaug, Amund (Eds.) SEAA 2019 : 45th Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications, Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications. IEEE, 46-50. DOI: 10.1109/SEAA.2019.00015


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

Parent publication: SEAA 2019 : 45th Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications

Parent publication editors: Staron, Miroslaw; Capilla, Rafael; Skavhaug, Amund

Conference:

  • Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications

Place and date of conference: Kallithea-Chalkidiki, Greece, 28.-30.8.2019

ISBN: 978-1-7281-3422-2

eISBN: 978-1-7281-3421-5

Journal or series: Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications

ISSN: 1089-6503

eISSN: 2376-9505

Publication year: 2019

Pages range: 46-50

Publisher: IEEE

Publication country: United States

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/SEAA.2019.00015

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Abstract

Use of artificial intelligence (AI) in human contexts calls for ethical considerations for the design and development of AI-based systems. However, little knowledge currently exists on how to provide useful and tangible tools that could help software developers and designers implement ethical considerations into practice. In this paper, we empirically evaluate a method that enables ethically aligned design in a decision-making process. Though this method, titled the RESOLVEDD strategy, originates from the field of business ethics, it is being applied in other fields as well. We tested the RESOLVEDD strategy in a multiple case study of five student projects where the use of ethical tools was given as one of the design requirements. A key finding from the study indicates that simply the presence of an ethical tool has an effect on ethical consideration, creating more responsibility even in instances where the use of the tool is not intrinsically motivated.


Keywords: artificial intelligence; ethics; system design; software design

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


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Reporting Year: 2019

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