Artificial Intelligence Value Alignment Principles: The State of Art Review from Information Systems Research

Shengnan Han*, Shahrokh Nikou

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Information and communication technologies (ICTs) must be designed and used for humane ends. The rapid adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has raised the critical question of whether we can ensure AI's alignment with human values to guide its design and use. We perform a selective literature review with the specific search terms of the papers published in the top information systems (basket of 8 journals and 5 AI journals in IS) from 2000-2020 to answer this question. The findings indicate that IS research has contributed insufficiently to a deeper understanding of human values and AI value alignment principles. Moreover, the mainstream IS research on AI is mostly dominated from its technical and managerial aspects. Thus, the future research agendas are proposed accordingly. The paper provides some food for thoughts in studying human values and AI alignment within the context of IS research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication34th Bled eConference Digital Support from Crisis to Progressive Change: June 27 – 30, 2021, Online Conference Proceedings
EditorsAndreja Pucihar, Mirjana Kljajić Borštnar, Roger Bons, Helen Cripps, Anand Sheombar, Doroteja Vidmar
Place of PublicationUniversity of Maribor
PublisherUniversity of Maribor, Faculty of Organizational Sciences
ISBN (Electronic)978-961-286-485-9
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jun 2021
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event34TH BLED ECONFERENCE - Bled, Slovenia
Duration: 27 Jun 202130 Jun 2021
Conference number: 34


Abbreviated titleBLED


  • Artificial intelligence
  • Phenomenology
  • Digitalisation
  • Information Systems
  • Human Value
  • Value Alignment


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