eFRIEND: an ethical framework for intelligent environments development

Jones, Simon and Hara, Sukhvinder and Augusto, Juan Carlos (2015) eFRIEND: an ethical framework for intelligent environments development. Ethics and Information Technology, 17 (1). pp. 11-25. ISSN 1388-1957

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Abstract

Intelligent environments aim to provide context-sensitive services to humans in the physical spaces in which they work and live. While the ethical dimensions of these systems have been considered, this is an aspect which requires further analysis. A literature review shows that these approaches are disconnected from each other, and that they are making little impact on real systems being built. This article provides a solution to both of these problems. It synthesises the ethical issues addressed by previous work and highlights other important concerns which have been overlooked so far. Furthermore, it proposes an alternative, more holistic approach that can be used to guide the development of intelligent environments. The validity of the framework is demonstrated by its integration into an actual project.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published online: 14 December 2014
Keywords (uncontrolled): Intelligent Environments; Ethical Principles; Frameworks; User-centred; Multi-user systems
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science
A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science > Aspects of Law and Ethics Related to Technology group
A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science > Intelligent Environments group
Item ID: 15705
Notes on copyright: The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10676-014-9358-1
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Depositing User: Simon Jones
Date Deposited: 01 May 2015 11:32
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2018 09:03
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/15705

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