When Do People Want AI to Make Decisions?

Conference Paper

AI systems are now or will soon be sophisticated enough to make consequential decisions. Although this technology has flourished, we also need public appraisals of AI systems playing these more important roles. This article reports surveys of preferences for and against AI systems making decisions in various domains as well as experiments that intervene on these preferences. We find that these preferences are contingent on subjects' previous exposure to computer systems making these kinds of decisions, and some interventions designed to mimic previous exposure successfully encourage subjects to be more hospitable to computer systems making these weighty decisions.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kramer, MF; Schaich Borg, J; Conitzer, V; Sinnott-Armstrong, W

Published Date

  • December 27, 2018

Published In

  • Aies 2018 Proceedings of the 2018 Aaai/Acm Conference on Ai, Ethics, and Society

Start / End Page

  • 204 - 209

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781450360128

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1145/3278721.3278752

Citation Source

  • Scopus