Putting human values at the core of Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems that become increasingly autonomous
It is more urgent than ever before to pay attention to the ethics of artificial intelligence. Developments in autonomy and learning are rapidly enabling AI systems to decide and act without direct human control. Algorithm development has so far been led by the goal of improving performance, leading to opaque black boxes. But greater machine autonomy must come with greater responsibility and the capacity to explain decisions. Trust in AI must be based on transparency, since humans cannot relate to the ways of doings of machines. Putting human values at the core of AI systems calls for a mind-shift of researchers and developers towards the goal of improving transparency rather than performance, which will lead to novel and exciting algorithms. Turning Deep Learning into Valuable Learning, that is what researchers in Delft are working on.
Short Videos with Our Researchers
DDfV director Jeroen van den Hoven is being interviewed about the role that ethics should play in developing AI (in Dutch, with English subtitles).
DDfV board member Catholijn Jonker, professor of interactive intelligence in Delft, explains her motto “with machines more human.”
DDFV member Aimee van Wynsberghe is being interviewed at the 2018 AI for Good Global Summit.
DDFV scientific director Jeroen van den Hoven discusses what paying attention to ethics means for Europe’s position in the global AI race.
News / Blogs on Design for Values in Artificial Intelligence
Events on Design for Values in Artificial Intelligence
Researchers on Artificial Intelligence
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Selection of Publications
Critiquing the Reasons for Making Artificial Moral Agents Journal Article
Science and Engineering Ethics, 25 (3), pp. 719–735, 2019, ISSN: 1471-5546.
ITU Journal: ICT Discoveries, 1 (1), pp. 1-8, 2018.
Frontiers in Robotics and AI, 5 , pp. 15, 2018, ISSN: 2296-9144.
Sensors, 18 (11), 2018, ISSN: 1424-8220.
Service robots, care ethics, and design Journal Article
Ethics and Information Technology, 18 (4), pp. 311–321, 2016, ISSN: 1572-8439.
Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, pp. 1201–1206, International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, Istanbul, Turkey, 2015, ISBN: 978-1-4503-3413-6.
J. Hum.-Robot Interact., 3 (1), pp. 43–69, 2014, ISSN: 2163-0364.
International and Societal Network
Our researchers working on design for values in / the ethics of Artifical Intelligence are actively involved in international and societal debates on this topic, for example through the following organizations: