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Artificial Intelligence for a Better Future

An Ecosystem Perspective on the Ethics of AI and Emerging Digital Technologies

Authors: Stahl, Bernd

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  • Offers a novel conceptualisation of the AI ethics debate by applying the discourse of innovation ecosystems to AI
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  • Practice-oriented with an aim to give stakeholders and decisions makers conceptually sound and empirically rich ways of dealing with the ethics of AI
  • Provides novel empirical insights into the way AI ethics is perceived and dealt with in organisational and social practice, based on case studies, scenarios, a Delphi study, and a large-scale survey
  • Introduces a practical approach to AI ethics, based on established methods of responsible research and innovation and the well established ethical principle of human flourishing
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This open access book proposes a novel approach to Artificial Intelligence (AI) ethics. AI offers many advantages: better and faster medical diagnoses, improved business processes and efficiency, and the automation of boring work. But undesirable and ethically problematic consequences are possible too: biases and discrimination, breaches of privacy and security, and societal distortions such as unemployment, economic exploitation and weakened democratic processes. There is even a prospect, ultimately, of super-intelligent machines replacing humans. The key question, then, is: how can we benefit from AI while addressing its ethical problems?
This book presents an innovative answer to the question by presenting a different perspective on AI and its ethical consequences. Instead of looking at individual AI techniques, applications or ethical issues, we can understand AI as a system of ecosystems, consisting of numerous interdependent technologies, applications and stakeholders. Developing this idea, the book explores how AI ecosystems can be shaped to foster human flourishing. Drawing on rich empirical insights and detailed conceptual analysis, it suggests practical measures to ensure that AI is used to make the world a better place.

About the authors

Bernd Carsten Stahl is Professor of Critical Research in Technology and Director of the Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. His interests cover philosophical issues arising from the intersections of business, technology, and information. This includes ethical questions of current and emerging of ICTs, critical approaches to information systems and issues related to responsible research and innovation.  

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-5

    Stahl, Bernd Carsten

  • Perspectives on Artificial Intelligence

    Pages 7-17

    Stahl, Bernd Carsten

  • Concepts of Ethics and Their Application to AI

    Pages 19-33

    Stahl, Bernd Carsten

  • Ethical Issues of AI

    Pages 35-53

    Stahl, Bernd Carsten

  • Addressing Ethical Issues in AI

    Pages 55-79

    Stahl, Bernd Carsten

Buy this book

eBook  
  • ISBN 978-3-030-69978-9
  • This book is an open access book, you can download it for free on link.springer.com
Softcover $37.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-69977-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Artificial Intelligence for a Better Future
Book Subtitle
An Ecosystem Perspective on the Ethics of AI and Emerging Digital Technologies
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Research and Innovation Governance
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-69978-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-69978-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-69977-2
Series ISSN
2452-0519
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 124
Number of Illustrations
15 illustrations in colour
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