Tempus fight and the need for an e-social contract

James Kaufman, Joann Ruvolo, Daniel Ford
2001 Proceedings of the fifth international conference on Autonomous agents - AGENTS '01  
For autonomous agents to achieve their full potential they require access to detaile d private information about individuals they are designed to assist. The time is rapidly approaching when we can build systems to gather this information and monitor all aspects of an individual's life. In this paper we describe Tempus Fugit (Time Flies), an attempt to create just such a system. The reality of this technology has enormous social implications and, misused, it creates direct threats to liberty.
more » ... reats to liberty. We further describe an "e-Social Contract", a design philosophy developed to safeguard against these threats. It is the foundation of the design philosophy behind Tempus Fugit and should be considered in the development of any agent technology.
doi:10.1145/375735.376089 dblp:conf/agents/KaufmanRF01 fatcat:tw5usxb4zzhdpfmyeqqgry6tka