Amazon, Alphabet, IBM, Microsoft and Facebook want AI Ethics Standard

With the promise that future technology will be helpful and handy,… many people have been eagerly awaiting a time when artificial intelligence becomes a part of our daily lives.

But with rising concerns AI could end up replacing humans in the workforce or even altogether,… five tech giants are working on establishing a standard of ethics around the creation of AI.

The world’s five leading tech giants are trying to create a standard of ethics around artificial intelligence. According to the New York Times, researchers from “Google’s parent company, Alphabet, Amazon, Facebook, IBM and Microsoft have been meeting to discuss issues like the impact of AI on jobs, transportation and even warfare.”


These discussions are taking place after the field of AI has made rapid progress in a range of areas, from driverless cars and voice recognition,… to robots and weapon systems that could pose a threat to people’s jobs,… and even their very existence.

The specifics of what the five companies will decide or do, are not yet known. But according to the New York Times, they have shared a memorandum and plan to announce a new organization, a so-called ‘A.I Industry group’ in two weeks. And their basic goal?


To make sure that the focus of AI research is on benefiting people, not hurting them. One of the concerns among AI researchers has been the government making AI regulations. The general manager for IBM’s Watson artificial intelligence division, David Kenny, said in an interview with the New York Times that “There is a role for government and we respect that. The challenge is a lot of times policies lag the technologies.”

The importance of the industry effort can be seen in recent projects by Stanford University and MIT that study the social and economic impact of AI.

As artificial intelligence technology advances rapidly, academics and industry researchers are moving fast to link the technological progress closer to socioeconomic policy issues.

Kim Hyesung, Arirang News.

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  1. Legal Framework for AI – some insights AI machine, if deployed, then following should be broadly classified With Supervision(by humans or other remote controlled factors) or Without supervision Each deployed machine should be uniquely identified So that, in case of any accidents/problems arising out of its deployment, the machine can be isolated among group At all times, Identity of the machine should remain fixed, and should not be changed If it performs under the direct guidance factors, the humans guiding the machines will be solely responsible for the various commands sent to the machines. If the commands sent, is the cause of the accidents/harmful intent, then the respective guide, is solely responsible. If it performs autonomously, the organization is responsible for its actions. The way it perceives, the way it should react is solely responsible by the Organization upto the commands that are sequenced for processing. If the AI can compute its own commands, then the new sequence of commands, should be approved by the respective organization/govt approval mechanisms If the AI commands can be altered by the end users, then there should be an appropriate mechanism to judge, whether the new sequence of commands can perform its operation without any accidents/harmful intent If the environment is not conducive to the AI, then it should cease its functioning, so that hypothetical cases will not rise. The operations of the machines, should be completely governed by the minimum/maximum limits of the environmental factors. The logs of all AI machines, which is deployed, should be transparently available for Government & judicial proceedings Similarly, the various commands processed by the machine, should be transparently available for Government & judicial proceedings At any time, undeterministic cases of operation, should be properly reported, machine to be quarantined, and taken up for further study/analysis

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