The Crisis of Trust in AI and Autonomous Systems

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The future is robotic. Already we are seeing how society is changing with self-driving cars and robots at hospitals and schools. The huge potential of autonomous systems (AS) is highly discussed. What is not highly discussed, and rarely even acknowledged, is the key role trust plays in realizing these benefits. No common way of defining, testing, or measuring it exists. I argue that this lack of research on trust, both in general but also in human-AS relations, may at best result in sporadic progress and adoption of these systems and may at worst lead to public disillusionment and abandonment, delaying the potentials of AS.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 17th SweCog Conference
EditorsHadi Banaee, Erik Billing
PublisherUniversity of Skövde
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)978-91-983667-9-2
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Publication series

NameSkövde University Studies in Informatics
PublisherUniversity of Skövde
ISSN (Print)1653-2325

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Robotics
  • Computer Vision and Robotics (Autonomous Systems)
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Ethics


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  • SweCog 2022

    Amandus Krantz (Presenter)

    2022 Jun 162022 Jun 17

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

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