AI thinks like a corporation—and that’s worrying
Artificial intelligence was born of organisational decision-making and state power; it needs human ethics, says Jonnie Penn of the University of Cambridge
Artificial intelligence was born of organisational decision-making and state power; it needs human ethics.
“Many of the fears that people now have about the coming age of intelligent robots are the same ones they have had about corporations for hundreds of years,” says Mr Runciman. The worry is, these are systems we “never really learned how to control.”
After the 2010 BP oil spill, for example, which killed 11 people and devastated the Gulf of Mexico, no one went to jail. The threat is that AI techniques, like playbooks for escaping corporate liability, will be used with impunity. ...
Modern AI can do more than mirror the organisational dogma that characterised its birth, it can also reflect our humanity.