Ethical governance is essential to building trust in robotics and AI systems

Winfield, A. F. and Jirotka, M. (2018) Ethical governance is essential to building trust in robotics and AI systems. Philosophical Transactions A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 376 (2133). ISSN 1364-503X Available from:

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This paper explores the question of ethical governance for robotics and AI systems. We outline a roadmap – which links a number of elements including ethics, standards, regulation, responsible research and innovation and public engagement – as a framework to guide ethical governance in robotics and AI. We argue that ethical governance is essential to building public trust in robotics and AI, and conclude by proposing five pillars of good ethical governance.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: AI ethics, robot ethics, governance, standards, responsible innovation, trust
Faculty/Department: Faculty of Environment and Technology > Department of Engineering Design and Mathematics
Depositing User: Professor A. Winfield
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2018 08:48
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2018 13:10


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