A Value-Sensitive Design Approach to Intelligent Agents

Artificial Intelligence Safety and Security (2018) CRC Press (.ed) Roman Yampolskiy

18 Pages Posted: 29 Jan 2018

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Steven Umbrello

Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies; University of Turin

Angelo Frank De Bellis

University of Edinburgh

Date Written: 2018

Abstract

This chapter proposed a novel design methodology called Value-Sensitive Design and its potential application to the field of artificial intelligence research and design. It discusses the imperatives in adopting a design philosophy that embeds values into the design of artificial agents at the early stages of AI development. Because of the high-risk stakes in the unmitigated design of artificial agents, this chapter proposes that even though VSD may turn out to be a less-than-optimal design methodology, it currently provides a framework that has the potential to embed stakeholder values and incorporate current design methods. The reader should begin to take away the importance of a proactive design approach to intelligent agents.

Keywords: artificial agents, artificial intelligence, value sensitive design, design psychology, ethics

Suggested Citation

Umbrello, Steven and De Bellis, Angelo Frank, A Value-Sensitive Design Approach to Intelligent Agents (2018). Artificial Intelligence Safety and Security (2018) CRC Press (.ed) Roman Yampolskiy, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3105597

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Angelo Frank De Bellis

University of Edinburgh ( email )

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