Friday, 8 June 2018

don’t be evil

As Big Think reports, the fallout and criticism of Google’s role in the Pentagon’s Project Maven, an artificial intelligence application that could led to more automation and autonomy in combat drones, has prompted the company to publicise their code of ethics and principles to help ensure going forward that machines are held to human account, beneficial as opposed to parasitically addictive and culturally sensitive. It’s worth reading and reflecting on—especially considering we only have one shot at getting artificial intelligence right and our creation could easily pivot from boon to bane.