Complexity management as an ethical challenge for AI-based age tech

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Abstract

Assistive technologies for older adults (age tech) may support individuals in living a mostly independent life in their own home environment for as long as possible. Especially age tech based on artificial intelligence (AI)-applications may enable a personalization of health and care services and facilitate quality of life. These technologies collect and process large amounts of individual data generated in the daily life and home environment of older adults through various sensors, monitor technologies, and smart wearables. Due to their focus on individual data, these technologies may be tools for tailoring health and care services to the individual needs and benefits of older adults. However, AI-based age tech comes with ethical issues linked to complexity management, i.e. the set of technical means and strategies for dealing with complex or ambiguous data, e.g. user characteristics or behavioral data. Algorithmic standardization might thus conflict with the goal of personalization. In this paper, I identify the crucial ethics issues related to AI-based age tech.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 15th International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments (PETRA '22)
Subtitle of host publication29 June 2022- 1 July 2022
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages542-544
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-9631-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jun 2022
Event15th International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments, PETRA 2022 - Corfu, Greece
Duration: 29 Jun 20221 Jul 2022

Conference

Conference15th International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments, PETRA 2022
Country/TerritoryGreece
CityCorfu
Period29/06/221/07/22

Keywords

  • artificial intelligence
  • assistive technology
  • ethics
  • gerontechnology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Software

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