The ethics of artificial intelligence and robotics is a current topic due to the growth of AI. Today, this issue is omnipresent in our lives and raises questions such as ‘can AI be moral?’ in the debates about the ethical concerns of artificial intelligence.
At iScribo, we believe it is time to talk about the moral implications of artificial intelligence in terms of safety and ethics. To this end, we bring you the keys to its development and what is being done and can be done to integrate it into our lives in the best possible way.
AI Moral Issues
Since AI can make autonomous decisions, the impact on society is significant and many people are against artificial intelligence.
To ensure safe practice, AI must consider:
– Data protection: ensuring users’ privacy will play in AI’s favour as the years go by. Companies have a lot of responsibility in this regard.
– Responsibility and security: as we are all responsible for our actions, AI also. AI can be a very powerful weapon, so it must ensure that it is robust against attacks and manipulation.
– Transparency: it is important for people to understand what is being done and how to build trust.
– Discrimination: AI must strive to be fair and accessible to everyone to apply appropriate ethics.
– Social impact: especially on the employment landscape as many jobs are being reinvented with the advance of AI.
Debates About Artificial Intelligence
There are some famous debates about the ethics and morality of artificial intelligence that have caused a lot of discussion. Many scientists, such as Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk, have questioned the risks of the use of AI and the acceleration of its development, and called for a global agreement on the ethics of artificial intelligence. It is striking, however, that scientists of this level have contributed to the development of this type of technology.
Another debate nowadays is the use of algorithms and the discrimination they can provide when it comes to creating biases. Take, for example, banks’ lending decisions.
However, we believe that the debate of most concern today is the use of AI in the employment landscape. Job automation is a concern in an increasingly crowded world with a latent job shortage. We need to focus on the fact that AI also creates opportunities.
Think about the ability of machines to behave like humans. Many scientists argue for the emulation of human intelligence while others advocate the development of AI with different potentials.
Have you ever seen a self-driving car? It generates a lot of debate, for example, what does the vehicle do when important decisions have to be made? Imagine an accident situation where the autonomous vehicle had to decide whether to protect the passenger or an external person, such as a pedestrian.
Science Fiction and AI
Many of society’s concerns about AI are motivated by science fiction and the film industry. Science fiction deals with the ethics of AI and its impact on society in an entertaining and unique way but we must not forget that it is science fiction and presents dystopias. Some famous films that deal with this issue are Steven Spielberg’s ‘A.I. Artificial Intelligence’, Stanley Kubrick’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’, Ridley Scott’s ‘Blade Runner’ and its later versions and Alex Garland’s ‘Ex Machina’.
Digital platforms have also recorded series dealing with AI such as ‘Black Mirror’ or ‘Westworld’.
iScribo & Social Evolution
Governments and companies are working to establish moral limits to AI so that it is used for the benefit of society and not to its detriment.
There are many other debates besides the ones we have presented in this blog post, do you know of any other? Do you have ethical concerns of artificial intelligence?
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