In their analysis, Loi and Spielkamp argue that the phenomena of distributed responsibility, induced acceptance, and acceptance through ignorance constitute instances of imperfect delegation when tasks are delegated to computationally-driven systems. Imperfect delegation challenges human accountability. We hold that both direct public accountability via public transparency and indirect public accountability via transparency to auditors in public organizations can be both instrumentally ethically valuable and required as a matter of deontology from the principle of democratic self-government.
Towards accountability in the use of Artificial Intelligence for Public Administrations
Michele Loi (he/him)
Senior Research Advisor
Michele Loi, Ph.D., is Senior Researcher at the Institute of Biomedical Ethics and the History of Medicine and Research Fellow at the Digital Society Initiative at the University of Zurich. In 2015–2016, he coordinated the writing of the World Health Organization's Guidance For Managing Ethical Issues In Infectious Disease Outbreaks as a consultant and helped drafting the World Health Organization's Guidelines on Ethical Issues in Public Health Surveillance.