Autonomous Systems: Social, Legal and Ethical Issues

This report discusses autonomous systems and the social, ethical and legal issues pertinent to their use. It focuses particularly on autonomous highway vehicles, autonomous systems used as companions, and smart dwellings. The table of contents lists the following: 1. Introduction - 1.1 What is an autonomous system?, 1.2 The ethical, legal and social implications of autonomous systems; 2. Autonomous road vehicles - 2.1 Technologies, from GPS and car-to-car communication to centrally controlled autonomous highways, 2.2 Timescales and transformation, 2.3 Barriers: ethical, legal and social, 2.4 Recommended actions; 3. Artificial companions and smart homes - 3.1 Technologies, from blood pressure monitoring to Second Life, 3.2 Timescales and transformation, 3.3 Barriers: ethical, legal and social, 3.4 Recommended actions; 4. Conclusions - 4.1 Communication and engagement, 4.2 Regulation and governance, 4.3 Ethical considerations, 4.4 Looking for applications, 4.5 The wider landscape; 5. Appendices - 5.1 Working group and acknowledgement, 5.2 Statement of Ethical Principles.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Appendices; Photos;
  • Pagination: 19p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01144494
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 1903496489
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 3 2009 1:55PM