User Rights and Adaptive A/IS – From Passive Interaction to Real Empowerment

Ulgen, Ozlem (2020) User Rights and Adaptive A/IS – From Passive Interaction to Real Empowerment. In: International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction HCII 2020, 19th-24th July 2020, Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Adaptive autonomous intelligent systems (A/IS) may satisfy design functionality and user experiential requirements but prior to deployment an assessment must be made of their impact on user rights. A/IS systems may assist rather than replace humans but it is unclear where the line is drawn between supplementing human endeavour and knowledge, on the one hand, and gradual erosion of human cognitive abilities on the other. This paper makes the case for development of ethical standards for user awareness of A/IS in operation, taking account of rights under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Council of Europe Modernised Convention for the Protection of Individuals with Regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data (Convention 108+). It sets out three main user awareness stages (pre-use, during-use, and post-use) along with consideration of commensurate rights. In the pre-use stage potential users will need to be aware that an A/IS is either fully or partially in operation, and consent to such an operation or have the option to opt out. During A/IS use if there is a part of the A/IS operation which involves a “black box” scenario, that is, it is difficult for a human to discern what the system is doing and why, then appropriate risk-based parameters need to be set for the systems use. Post-use requires users to be aware of how their data and information shared with the A/IS will be used by the system and any third parties.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Identification Number:
1 July 2020Accepted
10 July 2020Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: User rights Adaptive autonomous intelligent systems (A/IS) “Technology-biased approach” (TBA) “Human-centric approach” (HCA) GDPR Convention 108+ Pre-use, During-use, Post-use awareness and rights stages
Subjects: CAH16 - law > CAH16-01 - law > CAH16-01-01 - law
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > College of Law, Social and Criminal Justice
Depositing User: Ozlem Ulgen
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2020 09:22
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2022 03:00

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