For years, science-fiction moviemakers have been making us fear the bad things that artificially intelligent machines might do to their human creators. But for the next decade or two, our biggest concern is more likely to be that robots will take away our jobs or bump into us on the highway.
Now five of the world’s largest tech companies are trying to create a standard of ethics around the creation of artificial intelligence. While science fiction has focused on the existential threat of A.I. to humans, researchers at Google’s parent company, Alphabet, and those from Amazon, Facebook, IBM and Microsoft have been meeting to discuss more tangible issues, such as the impact of A.I. on jobs, transportation and even warfare.
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"Tech giants" are ABSOLUTELY the wrong people to be devising such standards. This is like letting Al Capone write the rules for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.
Ethical standards for robots and AI should be written by We The People, and I don't mean those clowns in Congress. Our very lives could depend on it.