Intelligent ethics.

Duquenoy, Penny (2004) Intelligent ethics. In: Building the information society: IFIP 18th World Computer Congress: Topical sessions 22-27 August 2004, Toulouse, France. Jacquart, René, ed. International Federation for Information Processing (156). Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, pp. 597-602. ISBN 402081561



This paper discusses the impact of envisaged intelligent applications on the lives of the individuals who may be using them, and investigates the ethical implications of autonomous decision-making that is beyond the control of the user. In an increasingly networked world we look beyond the individual to a social picture of distributed multi-agent interaction, and in particular at the concepts of rules and negotiation between these virtual social agents. We suggest that the use of such agents in a wider social context requires an element of ethical thinking to take place at the grass roots level – that is, with the designers and developers of such systems.

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Research Areas:A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science > Aspects of Law and Ethics Related to Technology group
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