The ethics and governance of AI
From the Harvard Law Bulletin, summer 2018, “The morality in the machines.”
“Its goal: to research and brainstorm new legal and moral rules for artificial intelligence and other technologies built on complex algorithms.[…] ‘Companies are building technology that will have very, very significant impacts on our lives,’ says HLS Clinical Professor Christopher Bavitz, faculty co-director of the Berkman Klein Center and another leader of the AI initiative’s research. ‘They are raising issues that can only be addressed if you have lawyers, computer scientists, ethicists, economists and business folks working together.'”
I just finished Dan Brown’s latest novel Origin. It address a lot of the discussion we’ve had about AI, even including Kurzweil’s singularity at the end. Or course one must go through most of the book being a dramatic, character driven thriller before these issues are specifically addressed near the end. But I happen to like his fiction so it wasn’t a bother for me.