Technological Sustainability and Artificial Intelligence Algor-ethics

Alessandro Mantini

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Abstract

Since 2018, a new terminology has been developed, called Algor-ethics, indicating the necessity for a dedicated study concerning the evaluation of an ethics applied to technology, to Algorithms and to Artificial Intelligence (AI). At the same time, since 1987, when the concept of sustainability was introduced, the discussion on this issue has become increasingly lively and has now spread to every area of life. In this paper, we would like to propose an application of the concept of sustainability to technological processes and in particular to the elaboration of AI systems. To reach this goal we will first try to build an ethical framework, here called Dynamical Techno-Algor-Ethical Composition, to define the interaction between the most important ethical ingredients involving the human person in relation to technology, taking a person-centered approach. Out of this will emerge a possible structure and definition of Technological Sustainability. The second step will consist of evaluating the process for the elaboration of an AI algorithm as a concrete application of the previously analyzed framework, to set ethical contents composing what we might call a good and sustainable algorithm.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-17
Number of pages17
JournalSustainability
Volume2022
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • algor-ethics
  • anthropology
  • artificial intelligence
  • completion
  • eschatology
  • freedom-creativity
  • justice
  • meekness/minority
  • pacification
  • poor big data
  • power of service
  • responsibility
  • technological sustainability

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