Human Interactions and the Implications for Ethical and Responsible RAI (Robotics and AI)

Human Interactions and the Implications for Ethical and Responsible RAI (Robotics and AI)

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Increasing deployment of advanced technology in daily lives - from embodied robotics to AI algorithms - continues to raiseever more complex questions about the ethical implications of their use, and what that means in practical terms. 

One approach is to frame the debate around what we mean by Responsible Robotic and AI (RAI) use. In this talk, Dr. Collins will argue that we need to place an understanding of human interactions as central to our understanding of RAI use, in order to best understand the consequences of their short or long-term use. Who are the users? Who are the employers of those users? Who deploys the technology? And what do these mediating relationships have to do with who is ultimately responsible for what happens when we use technology in real-world, applied settings? Asking these practical questions get us closer to understanding what we mean by ethical RAI. 

Ethics, responsibility, and transparency will bring us to a discussion of trust. In the field of Human-Robot Interaction there is increasing interest in considering, measuring, and implementing subjective trust, and objective trustworthy factors, as it pertains to responsibe RAI. Is a robot’strustworthiness contingent on the user’s relationship with, and opinion of, the individual or organisation deploying the robot?

Dr. Collins will discuss examples highlighting the need for trustworthy RAI in a variety of disparate environments, and a new approach to studying robotics will be presented. This will demonstrate that there is no one approach to the answer of trustworthy, responsible, transparent and ethical RAI, because a human’s relationship with the person, employer, or government, who has given them RAI to work with, is not consistent

Emily Collins
Meston G05