Accountability in Artificial Intelligence



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Gil, Olga (2022) Accountability in Artificial Intelligence. In XVI Congress of the Spanish Association of Political Science, September 7-9th, 2022, Paper presented to the XVI Congress of the Spanish Association of Political Science, Girona, Spain, September 8th, 2022. (Unpublished)

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This work stresses the importance of AI accountability to citizens and explores how a fourth independent government branch/institutions could be endowed to ensure that algorithms in today´s democracies convene to the principles of Constitutions. The purpose of this fourth branch of government in modern democracies could be to enshrine accountability of artificial intelligence development, including software-enabled technologies, and the implementation of policies based on big data within a wider democratic regime context. The work draws on Philosophy of Science, Political Theory (Ethics and Ideas), as well as concepts derived from the study of democracy (responsibility and accountability) to make a theoretical analysis of what artificial intelligence (AI) means for the governance of society and what are the limitations of such type of AI governance. The discussion shows that human ideas, as cement of societies, make it problematic to enshrine governance of artificial intelligence into the world of devices. In ethical grounds, the work stresses an existing trade off between greater and faster advancement of technology, or innovation on the one hand, and human well being on the oher, where the later is not automatically guaranteed by default. This trade off is yet unresolved. The work contends that features of AI offer an opportunity to revise government priorities from a multilevel perspective, from the local to the upper levels.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Uncontrolled Keywords:artificial intelligence, accountability, democracy, regulation, philosophy of science, ethics, political theory
Subjects:Sciences > Computer science > Artificial intelligence
Social sciences > Political science > Public administration
Social sciences > Political science > Goverments
Social sciences > Political science > Political theories
Humanities > Philosophy
ID Code:75855
Deposited On:14 Dec 2022 12:55
Last Modified:15 Dec 2022 09:07

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