Value Inference in Sociotechnical Systems

Authors: Liscio, E., Lera-Leri, R., Bistaffa, F., Dobbe, R. I., Jonker, C. M., Lopez-Sanchez, M., … & Murukannaiah, P. K.

Proceedings of the 2023 International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems

  • Date:

    May, 2023

As artificial agents become increasingly embedded in our society, we must ensure that their behavior aligns with human values. Value alignment entails value inference, the process of identifying values and reasoning about how humans prioritize values. We introduce a holistic framework that connects the technical (AI) components necessary for value inference. Subsequently, we discuss how hybrid intelligence-the synergy of human and artificial intelligence—is instrumental to the success of value inference. Finally, we illustrate how value inference both poses significant challenges and provides novel opportunities for multiagent systems research.