Ethical Requirements for AI Systems

Renata Guizzardi*, Glenda Amaral, Giancarlo Guizzardi, John Mylopoulos

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AI systems that offer social services, such as healthcare services for patients, driving for travellers and war services for the military need to abide by ethical and professional principles and codes that apply for the services being offered. We propose to adopt Requirements Engineering (RE) techniques developed over decades for software systems in order to elicit and analyze ethical requirements to derive functional and quality requirements that together make the system-to-be compliant with ethical principles and codes. We illustrate our proposal by sketching the process of requirements elicitation and analysis for driverless cars.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Artificial Intelligence
Subtitle of host publication33rd Canadian Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Canadian AI 2020, Proceedings
EditorsCyril Goutte, Xiaodan Zhu
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-47358-7
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-47357-0
Publication statusPublished - 6 May 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event33rd Canadian Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Canadian AI 2020 - Online Conference
Duration: 13 May 202015 May 2020
Conference number: 33

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume12109 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference33rd Canadian Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Canadian AI 2020
Abbreviated titleCanadian AI 2020
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  • AI systems
  • Ethical requirements
  • Requirements Engineering


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