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posted by janrinok on Friday October 14 2016, @05:28PM   Printer-friendly
from the avoiding-Samaritan dept.

The UK government has been urged to establish an AI ethics board to tackle the creeping influence of machine learning on society.

The call comes from a Robotics and Artificial Intelligence report published yesterday by the the House of Commons science and technology select committee. It quotes experts who warned the panel that AI "raises a host of ethical and legal issues".

"We recommend that a standing Commission on Artificial Intelligence be established, based at the Alan Turing Institute, to examine the social, ethical and legal implications of recent and potential developments in AI," the report said.

It highlighted that methods are required to verify that AI systems are operating in a transparent manner, to make sure that their behaviour is not unpredictable, and that any decisions made can be explained.

Innovate UK – an agency of UK.gov's Department of Business – said that "no clear paths exist for the verification and validation of autonomous systems whose behaviour changes with time."

They think they can stop Samaritan?


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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 14 2016, @06:35PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 14 2016, @06:35PM (#414399)

    I envision they will have Watson start reading all the ethics journals instead of the medical ones.

    /drtfa

  • (Score: 2) by maxwell demon on Saturday October 15 2016, @03:59PM

    by maxwell demon (1608) on Saturday October 15 2016, @03:59PM (#414602) Journal

    What will happen if you ask Watson whether it is ethical to leave ethical decisions to Watson, and Watson answers "no"?

    --
    The Tao of math: The numbers you can count are not the real numbers.
    • (Score: 2) by urza9814 on Monday October 17 2016, @08:11PM

      by urza9814 (3954) on Monday October 17 2016, @08:11PM (#415362) Journal

      What will happen if you ask Watson whether it is ethical to leave ethical decisions to Watson, and Watson answers "no"?

      We'll set our best and brightest philosophers to the task of redefining 'Ethics' until that answer changes...