We would like you to complete this survey for the SHERPA project (Shaping the ethical dimensions of smart information systems (SIS) – a European perspective). The SHERPA project (Grant no 786641) (https://www.project-sherpa.eu/ ) investigates, analyses and synthesises our understanding of how smart information systems (SIS) impact ethics and human rights issues. The project develops novel ways of understanding and addressing SIS challenges, evaluate with stakeholders, and advocates the most desirable and sustainable solutions. This online survey seeks to gain opinion about the ethical and human rights issues relating to SIS. Also, the survey will inform the exploration of possible options for addressing ethics and human rights issues related to SIS.
The survey will take 10 to 15 minutes to complete. It is is voluntary, and you can stop and withdraw at any time. None of the data you supplied will be collected if you do this.
We guarantee your anonymity. We will not collect any information about you that would allow anybody to identify you. Participation is voluntary, and you can withdraw at any time.
The anonymous data will be stored and managed by the SHERPA project. The data will be managed in accordance with GDPR.
Results will be available after mid-2020 and can be accessed via the project's website at https://www.project-sherpa.eu
Smart Information Systems (SIS) are a combination of artificial intelligence (AI) and big data. Some examples of these technologies include Amazon’s Alexa home assistant, Google’s search engine, AI algorithms used in Facebook and other social media. Such SIS collect and process big data and use AI for analysis and decision-making.
The responses that you give will be used by the SHERPA consortium for the purposes of the project. They will be stored on the project server and only be available to project partners and research collaborators. We will not collect identifiable personal data. Demographic data is collected to check the validity of the findings and will not be used to identify participants. The data will be used to produce documents and deliverables for the project and publications.
This question is based on the insights generated by the SHERPA case studies, which include a list of ethical issues that respondents faced in the cases. The purpose of this question is to validate the findings and to allow for a better understanding of the perception of the severity of these issues.
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This question explores the expectations of the respondents with regards to the future use of SIS, drawn from the case studies and scenarios and human rights analysis.
Smart Information Systems (SIS), including Artificial Intelligence (commonly known as AI), have the potential to significantly impact on every aspect of our lives.
This question explores opinions of the respondents with regards to a number of statements on future SIS-related developments.
You can find background information for the statements below, here : https://doi.org/10.21253/DMU.7951292
This question aims to explore whether respondents have a view on which ways of addressing SIS ethics and human rights issues are most suitable
Please tell us a little bit about you so that we are better able to understand which issues or applications are seen as particularly relevant by specific groups.
Note : these questions are optional, and the information collected here will be kept confidential and will not be used to identify any specific respondents in the reporting of the survey results.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, under grant agreement No 786641.
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