AppPhil
AppPhil

AppPhil
AppPhil
 : 
Applied Philosophy for the Value-Based Design of Social Network Apps
Applied Philosophy for the Value-Based Design of Social Network Apps

A Project coordinated by IIIA.

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Collaborating organisations:

Departament de Filosofia, la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)

Departament de Filosofia, la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)

Funding entity:

RecerCaixa
RecerCaixa

Funding call:

RecerCaixa 2017
RecerCaixa 2017

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Project #:

AppPhil
AppPhil

Funding amount:

86.238,00€
86.238,00€

Duration:

2018-04-30
2018-04-30
2020-04-29
2020-04-29

Extension date:

AppPhil introduces a novel methodology and mechanism, based on value-based design, for building responsible technologies that respect and adhere to evolving values and norms of a community. Our objective is to put humans in control of technologies that support their everyday interactions and participation in their community; to have humans not only using technology, but shaping and co- creating their technology according to their evolving needs and values. The project focuses on the philosophical and ethical thinking about values and norms in social networks, but has also an applied approach. We will use the prototype app uHelp (https://www.uhelpapp.com) as a motivating example and use case for our research, and make a philosophical analysis of the values of norms that the app promotes. All along this process the communities that use this support app will participate. AppPhil is an interdisciplinary proposal, presented by two institutions, the Department of Philosophy of the UAB and the Artificial Intelligence Research Institute IIIA-CSIC, with two principal investigators, a senior professor of the UAB, and a young scientist with a permanent position at the IIIA-CSIC. This project will contribute with a research of excellence to an important cutting-edge area in both philosophy and artificial intelligence, but overall AppPhil will promote the involvement of the society in the development of novel social technologies.

AppPhil introduces a novel methodology and mechanism, based on value-based design, for building responsible technologies that respect and adhere to evolving values and norms of a community. Our objective is to put humans in control of technologies that support their everyday interactions and participation in their community; to have humans not only using technology, but shaping and co- creating their technology according to their evolving needs and values. The project focuses on the philosophical and ethical thinking about values and norms in social networks, but has also an applied approach. We will use the prototype app uHelp (https://www.uhelpapp.com) as a motivating example and use case for our research, and make a philosophical analysis of the values of norms that the app promotes. All along this process the communities that use this support app will participate. AppPhil is an interdisciplinary proposal, presented by two institutions, the Department of Philosophy of the UAB and the Artificial Intelligence Research Institute IIIA-CSIC, with two principal investigators, a senior professor of the UAB, and a young scientist with a permanent position at the IIIA-CSIC. This project will contribute with a research of excellence to an important cutting-edge area in both philosophy and artificial intelligence, but overall AppPhil will promote the involvement of the society in the development of novel social technologies.

2020
Marta Poblet,  & Carles Sierra (2020). Understanding Help as a Commons. International Journal of the Commons, 14, 281--493. https://doi.org/http://doi.org/10.5334/ijc.1029. [BibTeX]  [PDF]
2019
Juan Carlos Teze,  Antoni Perelló-Moragues,  Lluís Godo,  & Pablo Noriega (2019). Practical reasoning using values: an argumentative approach based on a hierarchy of values. Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence, 293-319. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10472-019-09660-8. [BibTeX]  [PDF]
Carles Sierra
Research Professor
Phone Ext. 231

Lluís Godo
Research Professor
Phone Ext. 217

Nardine Osman
Tenured Scientist
Phone Ext. 245

Pablo Noriega
Tenured Scientist
Phone Ext. 246

Pilar Dellunde
Adjunct Scientist
Phone Ext. 239

Ramon Lopez de Mantaras
Research Professor
Phone Ext. 258