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Ethics for Times of Crisis

Type of publication Not peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Original article (non peer-reviewed)
Author Nagler Jan, van den Hoven Jeroen, Helbing Dirk,
Project The Anatomy of Systemic Financial Risk: Combining Ethical, Political and Economic Dimensions for Public Policy
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Original article (non peer-reviewed)

Journal SSRN Electronic Journal
Page(s) 1 - 5
Title of proceedings SSRN Electronic Journal
DOI 10.2139/ssrn.3112742


What will happen in a crisis when Artificial Intelligence systems will decide about increasingly many issues, including life and death? Will a Citizen Score based on Big Data determine our chances of survival? How should autonomous systems make decisions that are ethically aligned with what is morally required from humans? We argue that in times of permanent crisis the dominant approach should be innovation instead of optimization.