A Value-Sensitive Design Approach to Intelligent Agents

S. Umbrello, Angelo F. De Bellis

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This chapter proposed a novel design methodology called Value-Sensitive Design and its potential application to the field of artificial intelligence research and design. It discusses the imperatives in adopting a design philosophy that embeds values into the design of artificial agents at the early stages of AI development. Because of the high risk stakes in the unmitigated design of artificial agents, this chapter proposes that even though VSD may turn out to be a less-than-optimal design methodology, it currently provides a framework that has the potential to embed stakeholder values and incorporate current design methods. The reader should begin to take away the importance of a proactive design approach to intelligent agents.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArtificial Intelligence Safety and Security
EditorsRoman Yampolskiy
PublisherChapman & Hall/CRC Press
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9780815369820
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes


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