Eric Schmidt, former Google Ceo, says that Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, is “exactly wrong” about Artificial Intelligence (AI). I dare suggest that Schmidt’s vision may not be “exactly complete”.
What would happen if laws were written and maybe even “executed”, that is applied, as if they were computer software code?
In April 2018, the “Finnish Non-Discrimination and Equality Tribunal” prohibited “discriminatory use” of artificial intelligence. I am not sure they did the right thing.
Let’s play conspiracy theories for a moment: what is the REAL reason why the European Parliament is proposing to treat robots as human beings? Even better: WHICH robots should benefit of such a recognition? WHAT is a robot, anyway?
- Two articles about a great issue of our time just made me a bit sad.. One is a great piece in which Joi Ito explains how and why “we need social advocates, lawyers, artists, philosophers, and other citizens to engage in designing extended [artificial] intelligence from the outset”. I completely agree with Ito when he says that doing what he proposes may be “the only way to reduce the social costs and increase the benefits of Artificial Intelligence as it becomes embedded in our culture.
- It’s there, in one article. In “Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony to Congress: the key moments”, Zuckerberg is quoted as answering: every single time you go to share something on Facebook, whether it's a photo in Facebook, or a message, every single time, there's a control right there about who you're going to be sharing it with ... and you can change that and control that in line. The issue is right in the “there’s a control right there” part: what other humans can or cannot see about you inside Facebook does not matter at all.
Every year fewer and fewer words, and the range of consciousness always a little smaller. So said Mark Zuckerberg, and so far almost nobody seems to have noticed his source.