Global, International, and Cross Cultural Research in Info Systems (SIG CCRIS)

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Complete

Paper Number

1117

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This research investigated the cross-cultural perspectives on control of ethical decision-making in the context of an autonomous vehicle when both human and autonomous A.I. involve. We reviewed the current practices. We then illustrated a survey we conducted related to this topic on a total of 771 subjects from three nations, the U.S., India, and Nigeria. We found that though most subjects prefer human drivers to take full control, India's subjects were more ambivalent in their attitude. Also, subjects with higher incomes were more likely to cede control. There was consistent proportional distribution across nations, with 2/3 chose full customization and 1/3 chose limited customization in terms of shared control. Our findings provided important insights on both research in this domain and industry practitioners.

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Robot or me: who gets the control?

This research investigated the cross-cultural perspectives on control of ethical decision-making in the context of an autonomous vehicle when both human and autonomous A.I. involve. We reviewed the current practices. We then illustrated a survey we conducted related to this topic on a total of 771 subjects from three nations, the U.S., India, and Nigeria. We found that though most subjects prefer human drivers to take full control, India's subjects were more ambivalent in their attitude. Also, subjects with higher incomes were more likely to cede control. There was consistent proportional distribution across nations, with 2/3 chose full customization and 1/3 chose limited customization in terms of shared control. Our findings provided important insights on both research in this domain and industry practitioners.