Empirical Investigation of Values Affected by AI Systems for Fire Services



Values, Fire Services, Value-sensitive Design, Responsible AI


Fire fighters operate in a dangerous, dynamic, and complex environment. Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems can contribute to improve fire fighters' situation awareness and decision-making. However, the introduction of AI systems needs to be done responsibly, taking (human) values into account, especially as the situation in which fire fighters operate is uncertain and decisions have a big impact. In this research, we investigate values that are affected by the introduction of AI systems for fire services by conducting several semi-structured focus group sessions with (operational) fire service personnel. The focus group outcomes are qualitatively analyzed and key values are identified and discussed. This research is a first step in an iterative process towards a generic framework of ethical aspects for the introduction of AI systems in first response, which will give insight into the relevant ethical aspects to take into account when developing AI systems for first responders.


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Mioch, T., Aldewereld, H., & Neerincx, M. A. (2024). Empirical Investigation of Values Affected by AI Systems for Fire Services. ISCRAM Proceedings, 21. https://ojs.iscram.org/index.php/Proceedings/article/view/17

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