An initial generic assessment framework for the consideration of risk in the implementation of autonomous systems

K. Tara Smith*, Lynne Coventry, Robert GreenSmith

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Abstract

This paper considers some of the issues around autonomous systems and the different types of risk involved in their implementation. These risks are both barriers to the implementation of a successful autonomous system and risks that are consequences of the use of such systems. The different levels of automation, and different approaches to categorizing these levels, as presented in a variety of frameworks, are summarized and discussed.

The paper presents an initial generic assessment structure, with the aim of providing a useful construct for the design and development of acceptable autonomous systems that are intended to replace elements of the human cognitive process, specifically in situations involving decision-making. It introduces the concept of the “logos chasm”: the gap between achievable autonomous systems and those which currently only exist in the realm of science fiction; and discusses possible reasons for its existence.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman Work Interaction Design. Designing Engaging Automation
Subtitle of host publication5th IFIP WG 13.6 Working Conference, HWID 2018, Espoo, Finland, August 20 - 21, 2018, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsBarbara Rita Barricelli, Virpi Roto, Torkil Clemmensen, Pedro Campos, Arminda Lopes, Frederica Gonçalves, José Abdelnour-Nocera
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Pages186-199
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783030052973
ISBN (Print)9783030052966
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event5th IFIP WG 13.6 Working Conference on Human Work Interaction Design: Designing Engaging Automation - Espoo, Finland
Duration: 20 Aug 201821 Aug 2018
Conference number: 5th
http://ifip-tc13.org/working-groups/working-group-13-6/

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology (IFIP AICT)
PublisherSpringer
Volume544
ISSN (Print)1868-4238
ISSN (Electronic)1868-422X

Conference

Conference5th IFIP WG 13.6 Working Conference on Human Work Interaction Design
Abbreviated titleHWID 2018
Country/TerritoryFinland
CityEspoo
Period20/08/1821/08/18
Internet address

Keywords

  • Autonomous systems
  • Automation risks
  • Automation frameworks

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