The cascading advances that are being made in artificial intelligence (AI) open a whole world of possibilities, both good and bad.
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BENEFITS AND ETHICAL CHALLENGES
There are many tasks requiring human intelligence that can be done more effectively by computers. It seems obvious that AI is something we should embrace for these sorts of tasks. But AI also presents some enormous ethical challenges.
THREAT TO THE VULNERABLE
Routine tasks that are typically performed by unskilled or low-paid workers are among those that can most readily be taken over by machines with artificial intelligence. Some roles filled even by highly skilled workers may also be under threat. How do we ensure work and income for vulnerable people if AI destroys their jobs?
SHARING THE BOUNTY
While some people might lose their jobs to machines with artificial intelligence, other people who own the companies deploying AI to reduce labor costs stand to gain financially from this technology. How do we ensure that AI does not deepen divisions in our society, and that the wealth it creates is shared equitably?
LETTING THE MACHINES DECIDE
As the capacity of AI to process information and make decisions grows, what it is allowed to decide and how it decides become life and death questions. Do we want AI making decisions about people’s health and safety? About how to respond to emergencies? About what to do in war? And how do we prevent criminals from deploying AI in cyber-attacks and scams?
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