The “Evaluation Schema” for the ethical use of robots in security is available

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor digital society initiative uzh

I have been collaborating for almost two years with a pool of experts coordinated by Markus Christen from the University of Zurich; we have written a White Paper including an “Evaluation Schema” for the assessment of the ethical risks of robot systems to be deployed in security applications. The report is finally done and available!

You can read the report here

The research project was commissioned by funded by Armasuisse Science + Technology, the center of technology of the Swiss Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sports.

The research was conducted by a team of the Center for Ethics of the University of Zürich (principal investigator PD Dr. Markus Christen; research assistant: Raphael Salvi) and with the support of an international expert team. This team consisted of Prof. Thomas Burri (University of St. Gallen; focus on chapter 3 of part 2), Major Joe Chapa (United States Air Force Academy, Department of Philosophy; focus on chapter 2), Dr. Filippo Santoni de Sio (Delft University of Technology, Department Ethics/Philosophy of Technology; focus on chapters 1 and 4), and Prof. John Sullins (Sonoma State University, Department of Philosophy; focus on chapter 4).


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