Ethics in AI
Ayanna Howard uses the term ‘humanized intelligence’ to describe her research, not artificial intelligence. That’s to reflect that we shouldn’t think of this as a different type of intelligence but rather an intelligence motivated by humans that reflects society.
Her research shows that people will decide to follow the instructions of a robot rather than follow the exit signs (and other instructions they are used to relying on). Initially she could not believe people were so trusting of a system like this. It begs the question, can humans be too trusting of machines, and if so, what should we do about it?
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Ayanna Howard, an acclaimed roboticist and educator, says our excessive faith in automated systems can lead us into dangerous situations. She has built countless robots: for exploring Mars to cleaning hazardous waste, and she says we place too much trust in automated systems.
Read more (MIT Technology Review)
Digitizing most court materials does not make justice electronic, according to this piece in Forbes. Decision-making in the professions such as the law is supposed to be based on the principles of respect and care yet over the past 10 years, AI algorithms have been introduced into lawsuits.
Read more (Forbes)
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