People May Punish, Not Blame, Robots

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As robots may take a greater part in our moral decision-making processes, whether people hold them accountable for moral harm becomes critical to explore. Blame and punishment signify moral accountability, often involving emotions. We quantitatively looked into people’s willingness to blame or punish an emotional vs. non-emotional robot that admits to its wrongdoing. Studies 1 and 2 (online video interaction) showed that people may punish a robot due to its lack of perceived emotional capacity than its perceived agency. Study 3 (in the lab) demonstrated that people were neither willing to blame nor punish the robot. Punishing non-emotional robots seems more likely than blaming them, yet punishment towards robots is more likely to arise online than offline. We reflect on if and why victimized humans (and those who care for them) may seek out retributive justice against robot scapegoats when there are no humans to hold accountable for moral harm.
Originele taal-2Engels
TitelCHI 2021 - Proceedings of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
SubtitelMaking Waves, Combining Strengths
UitgeverijAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Aantal pagina's11
ISBN van elektronische versie978-1-4503-8096-6
StatusGepubliceerd - 6 mei 2021
Evenement2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2021 - Virtual, Online, Yokohama, Japan
Duur: 8 mei 202113 mei 2021


Congres2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2021
Verkorte titelCHI 2021
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