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Building Ethics into Artificial Intelligence


Authors: H. Yu, Z. Shen, C. Miao, C. Leung, V. R. Lesser, and Q. Yang
Title: Building Ethics into Artificial Intelligence
Abstract: As artificial intelligence (AI) systems become increasingly ubiquitous, the topic of AI governance for ethical decision-making by AI has captured public imagination. Within the AI research community, this topic remains less familiar to many researchers. In this paper, we complement existing surveys, which largely focused on the psychological, social and legal discussions of the topic, with an analysis of recent advances in technical solutions for AI governance. By reviewing publications in leading AI conferences including AAAI, AAMAS, ECAI and IJCAI, we propose a taxonomy which divides the field into four areas: 1) exploring ethical dilemmas; 2) individual ethical decision frameworks; 3) collective ethical decision frameworks; and 4) ethics in human-AI interactions. We highlight the intuitions and key techniques used in each approach, and discuss promising future research directions towards successful integration of ethical AI systems into human societies.
Keywords: Artificial intelligence; Ethics; Morality; Dilemma
Conference Name: 27th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI’18)
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Publisher: AAAI Press
Year: 2018
Accepted PDF File: Building_Ethics_into_Artificial_Intelligence_accepted.pdf
Permanent Link: https://doi.org/10.24963/ijcai.2018/779
Reference: H. Yu, Z. Shen, C. Miao, C. Leung, V. R. Lesser, and Q. Yang, “Building ethics into artificial intelligence,” in Proceedings of the 27th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI’18). AAAI Press, July 2018, pp. 5527–5533.
bibtex: 
@inproceedings{LILY-c151, 
    author = {Yu, Han and Shen, Zhiqi and Miao, Chunyan and Leung, Cyril and Lesser, Victor R. and Yang, Qiang},
    title  = {Building Ethics into Artificial Intelligence},  
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the 27th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI'18)}, 
    year  = {2018}, 
    month = {July}, 
    pages = {5527-5533}, 
    location = {Stockhold, Sweden},
    publisher = {AAAI Press},
 }