Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/194238
Authors: 
Kirchkamp, Oliver
Strobel, Christina
Year of Publication: 
2018
Series/Report no.: 
Jena Economic Research Papers 2018-014
Abstract: 
Humans make decisions jointly with others. They share responsibility for the outcome with their interaction partners. Today, more and more often the partner in a decision is not another human but, instead, a machine. Here we ask whether the type of the partner, machine or human, affects our responsibility, our perception of the choice and the choice itself. As a workhorse we use a modified dictator game with two joint decision makers: either two humans or one human and one machine. We find no treatment effect on perceived responsibility or guilt. We also find only a small and insignificant effect on actual choices.
Subjects: 
Human-computer interaction
Experiment
Shared responsibility
Moral wiggle room
JEL: 
C91
D63
D80
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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