Right to Life, Liberty and Security of Persons

Stahl, Bernd Carsten, Schroeder, Doris orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-3633-2758 and Rodrigues, Rowena (2023) Right to Life, Liberty and Security of Persons. In: Ethics of Artificial Intelligence. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), pp. 63-78.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-17040-9_6


Artificial intelligence (AI) can support individuals’ enjoyment of life, liberty and security, but it can also have adverse effects on them in a variety of ways. This chapter covers three cases affecting human life, liberty and security: one in transportation (self-driving cars), one in the home (smart security systems) and one in healthcare services (adversarial attacks). The chapter discusses ethical questions and three potential solutions to address AI human rights issues related to life, liberty and security of persons: defining and strengthening liability regimes, implementing quality management systems and adversarial robustness. AI developers, deployers and users must respect the sanctity of human life and embed, value and respect this principle in the design, development and use of their products and/or services. Critically, AI systems should not be programmed to kill or injure humans.

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