“With artificial intelligence we are summoning the demon.”–Elon Musk
One might easily say about the notion of the ethics of disruptive technology–much like Mark Twain’s misattributed missive about the weather–that “everybody talks about it, but nobody does anything.” But IEEE, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, is doing something. Freshly minted from their Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems, is the 290-page first edition of Ethically Aligned Design: A Vision for Prioritizing Human Well-Being with Autonomous and Intelligent Systems. If that title sounds like a mouthful, it ought to. The issues that need to be addressed, to prevent the summoning of the demon that Elon Musk warns of, are complex.
In Seeking Delphi podcast #31, host Mark Sackler talks at length with John C. Havens, executive director of the initiative, about the massive effort, with hundreds of volunteers, that went into this volume. Havens previously was a guest on Seeking Delphi™ episode #17, to discuss the challenges of ethics in A.I. design and implementation. He is also the author of Heartificial Intelligence on Emotion A.I.
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