chapter  7
14 Pages

Delegation and Responsibility

A Human–Machine Perspective
ByTjerk de Greef

This chapter discusses the concept of moral responsibility from a sociotechnical perspective, which is known in other fields as Human Factors or Cognitive Ergonomics. It claims non-moral agent's concept of command responsibility to the foreground. The chapter focuses on a human-machine agent perspective, discussing delegation and responsibility from an engineering perspective. It proposes an accessible transparency criterion. The chapter proposes delegation and responsibility of joint cognitive systems architecture. It creates an interpretation of the world concurrency by the intelligent agent or the human. Supervising intelligent systems, including future drones, is a necessity to avoid the responsibility gap. A junior team member can come to the benefit of human decision-making, which can be at various stages in the decision-making process and at different levels of automation. A distinction between moral and operational autonomy is important and explains the difference between human and artificial actors.