Jan Gogoll

Jan Gogoll
Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities | BADW · Bavarian Research Institute for Digital Transformation

Economics PhD

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Introduction
I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Bavarian Institute of Digital Transformation and an Affiliate Researcher at the Technical University of Munich. I am interested in ethics, especially the ethics of AI and digitization in general. I am an experimental economist by training (PhD) and a philosopher at heart (B.A.)

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The introduction of ever more capable autonomous systems is moving at a rapid pace. The technological progress will enable us to completely delegate to machines processes that were once a prerogative for humans. Progress in fields like autonomous driving promises huge benefits on both economical and ethical scales. Yet, there is little research tha...
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The recent progress in the development of autonomous cars has seen ethical questions come to the forefront. In particular, life and death decisions regarding the behavior of self-driving cars in trolley dilemma situations are attracting widespread interest in the recent debate. In this essay we want to ask whether we should implement a mandatory et...
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This article focuses on the structural aspects of the development of ethical software, and argues that ethical considerations need to be embedded into the (agile) software development process. In fact, it is claimed that agile processes of software development lend themselves specifically well for this endeavor. First, it is contended that ethical...
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The transfer of tasks with sometimes far-reaching implications to autonomous systems raises a number of ethical questions. In addition to fundamental questions about the moral agency of these systems, behavioral issues arise. We investigate the empirically accessible question of whether the imposition of harm by an agent is systematically judged di...
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Digitalization efforts are rapidly spreading across societies, challenging new and important ethical issues that arise from technological development. Software developers, designers and managerial decision-makers are ever more expected to consider ethical values and conduct normative evaluations when building digital products. Yet, when one looks f...
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Software systems play an ever more important role in our lives and software engineers and their companies find themselves in a position where they are held responsible for ethical issues that may arise. In this paper, we try to disentangle ethical considerations that can be performed at the level of the software engineer from those that belong in t...
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Zusammenfassung Nicht erst seit der anstehenden EU-Gesetzgebung zur Regulation von Künstlicher Intelligenz (KI) spielt die Berücksichtigung und Verwirklichung von Normen und Werten in technischen Systemen eine wesentliche Rolle. In diesem Aufsatz zeigen wir, dass, warum und wie agile Entwicklungsmethoden wie Scrum hervorragend geeignet sind, Werte...
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In this article we focus on the structural aspects of the development of ethical software, and argue that ethical considerations need to be embedded into the (agile) software development process. In fact, we claim that agile processes of software development lend themselves specifically well for this endeavour. First, we contend that ethical evalua...
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The transfer of tasks with sometimes far-reaching moral implications to autonomous systems raises a number of ethical questions. In addition to fundamental questions about the moral agency of these systems, behavioral issues arise. This article focuses on the responsibility of agents who decide on our behalf. We investigate the empirically accessib...
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Software systems play an ever more important role in our lives and software engineers and their companies find themselves in a position where they are held responsible for ethical issues that may arise. In this paper, we try to disentangle ethical considerations that can be performed at the level of the software engineer from those that belong in t...
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In recent years, tech evangelists have made headlines predicting that in the future manual driving will be outlawed. This essay will investigate the question whether a ban of human driven cars can be defended on moral grounds in a future scenario in which autonomous cars are going to be significantly safer than manually driven cars. This article wi...
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We experimentally test Hume’s hypothesis that people underappreciate the value of cooperation-enforcing institutions in impersonal interactions by relying on personal trust. Subjects played a game in groups of two or six. Each subject could defect at any time, leaving the others with zero payoff by unilaterally appropriating an amount of money that...
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In recent years, tech evangelists have made headlines predicting that in the future manual driving will be outlawed. This essay will investigate the question whether a ban of human driven cars can be defended on moral grounds in a future scenario in which autonomous cars are going to be significantly safer than manually driven cars. This article wi...
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This article aims to demonstrate-in line with the overarching goal of the collected volume "Evolving Business Ethics"-the fruitfulness of the order ethics approach to the new moral challenges that arise in the context of autonomous vehicles. To this end, we begin this article by giving a brief summary of the recent literature in applied ethics on a...
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The recent progress in the development of autonomous cars has seen ethical questions come to the forefront. In particular, life and death decisions regarding the behavior of self-driving cars in trolley dilemma situations are attracting widespread interest in the recent debate. In this essay we want to ask whether we should implement a mandatory et...

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Understand how one might improve ethical decision making on the level of software engineers and work towards implementing it.
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This project contains research about ethical issues regarding autonomous driving.