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Responsible Technologies

14 pagesPublished: September 17, 2018


With the current surge of interest in ethics in AI, we present our position with respect to these challenges. Our proposal, responsible technologies, aims to (1) address a number of the ethical challenges put forward in AI, and (2) provide the first building blocks to- wards the development of ethical AI systems. The current discussion on how to address ethics in AI usually focuses on issues like policies, education, or research culture. There is no computational method yet mature enough to address ethics in AI. We break ground by proposing new methods and tools, underpinned by multidisciplinary research, that can make humans and machines understand their respective dynamic goals while strictly abiding by the values that inspire our societies. This position paper presents our plan of work for the development of responsible technologies that embed values within technology through what we refer to as ethics by construction.

Keyphrases: Agreement Technologies, ethics and AI, Natural Language Processing, normative systems, responsible technologies

In: Daniel Lee, Alexander Steen and Toby Walsh (editors). GCAI-2018. 4th Global Conference on Artificial Intelligence, vol 55, pages 134--147

BibTeX entry
  author    = {Nardine Osman and Carles Sierra},
  title     = {Responsible Technologies},
  booktitle = {GCAI-2018. 4th Global Conference on Artificial Intelligence},
  editor    = {Daniel Lee and Alexander Steen and Toby Walsh},
  series    = {EPiC Series in Computing},
  volume    = {55},
  pages     = {134--147},
  year      = {2018},
  publisher = {EasyChair},
  bibsource = {EasyChair,},
  issn      = {2398-7340},
  url       = {},
  doi       = {10.29007/176h}}
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