Data, Speed, and Know-How

Subtitle:Ethical and Philosophical Issues in Human-Autonomous Systems Cooperation in Military Contexts
Authors/others:Coeckelbergh, Mark; Funk, Michael
Abstract:Human-Autonomous Systems Cooperation raises several ethical and philosophical issues that need to be addressed not only at the stage of implementation of the system but also preferably at the stage of development. This paper identifies and discusses some of these issues, with a specific focus on human-machine cooperation problems and chances, focusing usage of these systems in military contexts. It is argued that ethical, philosophical, and technical problems include (1) data security and monitoring/management, (2) agency, distancing and speed/time, and (3) cooperation, networks and knowledge. These issues need to be taken into account not only in the application but also in processes of research and development and legal regulation.
Number of pages:8
Date of publication:18.10.2016
Publication Series:Information Systems and Applications, incl. Internet/Web, and HCI, Springer, vol. 9991,
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Publication Type:Contribution to proceedings
Host publication's title:Modelling and Simulation for Autonomous Systems
Host publication's editors:Hodicky, Jan