Ethics for Times of Crisis

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Jan Nagler

ETH Zürich; ETH Zürich - Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences (GESS)

Jeroen van den Hoven

Delft University of Technology

Dirk Helbing

ETH Zürich - Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences (GESS)

Date Written: January 29, 2018

Abstract

What will happen in a crisis when Artificial Intelligence systems will decide about increasingly many issues, including life and death? Will a Citizen Score based on Big Data determine our chances of survival? How should autonomous systems make decisions that are ethically aligned with what is morally required from humans? We argue that in times of permanent crisis the dominant approach should be innovation instead of optimization.

Suggested Citation

Nagler, Jan and van den Hoven, Jeroen and Helbing, Dirk, Ethics for Times of Crisis (January 29, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3112742 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3112742

Jan Nagler (Contact Author)

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Jeroen Van den Hoven

Delft University of Technology ( email )

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Dirk Helbing

ETH Zürich - Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences (GESS) ( email )

ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
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