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We Need To Examine The Ethics And Governance Of Artificial Intelligence

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Five Thirty Eight: Technology Is Biased Too. Growing up, one of my favorite movies was Steven Spielberg's Minority Report. I was fascinated by the idea that a crime could be prevented before it occurred. More interesting to me at the time was the futuristic role that'super intelligent' technology – something depicted as more sophisticated and advanced than humans – could play in doing this accurately. Recently, the role that pre-crime and artificial intelligence can play in our world has been explored in episodes of the popular Netflix TV show Black Mirror, focusing on the debate between free will and determinism.


We Need To Examine The Ethics And Governance Of Artificial Intelligence

#artificialintelligence

Growing up, one of my favorite movies was Steven Spielberg's Minority Report. I was fascinated by the idea that a crime could be prevented before it occurred. More interesting to me at the time was the futuristic role that'super intelligent' technology – something depicted as more sophisticated and advanced than humans – could play in doing this accurately. Recently, the role that pre-crime and artificial intelligence can play in our world has been explored in episodes of the popular Netflix TV show Black Mirror, focusing on the debate between free will and determinism. Working in counter-terrorism, I know that the use of artificial intelligence in the security space is fast becoming a reality.


The Danger of Bias in an Al Tech Based Society

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Currently, algorithms are used to make life-altering financial and legal decisions like who gets a job, what medical treatment people receive, and who gets granted parole. In theory, this should lead to fairer decision making. In reality, AI tech can be just as biased as the humans who create it. We are living in the age of the algorithm. More and more we are handing decision making over to mathematical models.


Pre-crime, algorithms, Artificial Intelligence, and ethics

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I just binge-listened to an outstanding podcast, LifeAfter, which, without giving too much away, is about artificial intelligence and its impact on people. When you die in the digital age, pieces of you live on forever. In your emails, your social media posts and uploads, in the texts and videos you've messaged, and for some – even in their secret online lives few even know about. But what if that digital existence took on a life of its own? The ethical issues that this podcast raises are fascinating and riff on some of the AI-related issues we're starting to appreciate.


AI Judges and Juries

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When the head of the U.S. Supreme Court says artificial intelligence (AI) is having a significant impact on how the legal system in this country works, you pay attention. That's exactly what happened when Chief Justice John Roberts was asked the following question: "Can you foresee a day when smart machines, driven with artificial intelligences, will assist with courtroom fact-finding or, more controversially even, judicial decision-making?" His answer startled the audience. "It's a day that's here and it's putting a significant strain on how the judiciary goes about doing things," he said, as reported by The New York Times. In the last decade, the field of AI has experienced a renaissance.