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.