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Ethics Aspects of Embedded and Cyber-Physical Systems

Abhilash Thekkilakattil ; Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic (Institutionen för tillämpad informationsteknologi (Chalmers))
IEEE Proceedings of COMPSAC 2015: The 39th Annual International Computers, Software & Applications Conference, Symposium on Embedded & Cyber-Physical Environments (ECPE). Taichung, Taiwan - July 1-5 p. 39-44. (2015)
[Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig]

In this article, we provide a framework for responsibility attribution based on the amount of autonomy and automation involved in AI based cyber-physical systems. Our approach en- ables traceability of anomalous behaviors back to the responsible agents, be they human or software, allowing us to identify and separate the ”responsibility” of the decision-making software from human responsibility. This provides us with a framework to accommodate the ethical ”responsibility” of the software for AI based cyber-physical systems that will be deployed in the future, underscoring the role of ethics as an important extra-functional property. Finally, this systematic approach makes apparent the need for rigorous communication protocols between different actors associated with the development and operation of cyber- physical systems that further identifies the ethical challenges involved in the form of group responsibilities.

Nyckelord: Ethics, Cyber-Physical Systems

Denna post skapades 2016-02-27. Senast ändrad 2016-09-15.
CPL Pubid: 232521


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