This research stream considers the ethics and law of ‘disembodied bots’ increasingly used in the home and by the public and private sectors to provide information, assistance and advice. The research aligns with the accountable AI research theme.
The research includes work on:
- Use and perceptions of digital personal assistants in Australia with Professor Megan Richardson
- AI in the home: the ethics and law of consumer protection for smart devices
- Algorithmic advisers
Simon Coghlan, Jenny Waycott, Amanda Lazar, and Barbara Barbosa Neves. 2021. Dignity, Autonomy, and Style of Company: Dimensions Older Adults Consider for Robot Companions. Proc. ACM Hum.-Comput. Interact. 5, CSCW1, Article 104 (April 2021), 25 pages. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3449178