In today’s world we are surrounded by the myriad applications of artificial intelligence (AI). Though it is capable of some incredible things, it can also be very dangerous without regulation. Leading AI developers have published an open letter warning against the continued development of powerful AI, but will the world heed this warning?View More Ciao-GPT
Tag: Artificial Intelligence
Using A.I. to Detect Breast Cancer
Advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) have begun to deliver breakthroughs in breast cancer screening and detection, especially for signs that doctors miss in their examinations. Nevertheless, the use of cancer detection technology still faces many obstacles before it can be used ubiquitously in healthcare.View More Using A.I. to Detect Breast Cancer
Why Bots Shouldn’t be the Hiring Tool of the Future
It is no secret that nearly all major companies now implement some sort of artificial intelligence- (AI) powered screening softwares in their employment practices. However, despite all of the advancements behind this technology, using AI to vet job candidates may actually involve many discriminatory practices.View More Why Bots Shouldn’t be the Hiring Tool of the Future
New AI, New Problems: ChatGPT in the Classroom
The introduction of OpenAI’s AI text generator ChatGPT late last year has amplified the conversation surrounding AI use in classrooms. Aside from issues of dataset bias, OpenAI must also contend with critics who question whether ChatGPT is being used for academic assignments. Plagiarism software must now accelerate development in order to identify ChatGPT’s human-like responses.View More New AI, New Problems: ChatGPT in the Classroom
The Rise and Conflict of AI-Generated Images
From art competitions to online horror stories, AI art has seen a massive spread online. These internet-based machine-learning models raise questions about misinformation, originality, and bias. While most results from AI-generated images have been developed as jokes, the internet may soon need to contend with these models as they become more realistic.View More The Rise and Conflict of AI-Generated Images
Autonomous Weapon Systems: Our New Soldiers, or a Disaster Waiting to Happen?
Morality in the process of war, or “jus in bello,” is one of the two principles of the Just War Theory doctrine, created by ethicists in an attempt to reduce the immorality of war. Autonomous weapons, which function without human control and have been used by the United States military since the Obama administration, may thus be unable to fulfill the requirements of jus in bello. So, is it possible for fully autonomous weaponry to ethically take human life in the context of war? As autonomous weapons cannot be held liable for their actions, lack the capacity to make crucial decisions on their own, and would have a profoundly negative effect on the civilian population, this paper argues that they are therefore unable to be used ethically and should not be participants in war.View More Autonomous Weapon Systems: Our New Soldiers, or a Disaster Waiting to Happen?
The Ethics of Digital Voice Assistants
In 2019, there were a staggering 3.25 billion digital voice assistants in use across the globe, a figure that is predicted to rise to 8 billion by 2023. These assistants, which include Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, and more, are not just computers; they have voices and personalities, and we develop social relationships with them just like we do with real people. However, the way they are currently designed, voice assistants enable and even encourage certain stereotypes and social behaviors in their users. This paper explores the ethicality of digital voice assistants and their effects on those who use them and suggests ways designers can approach their development to make sure such socially detrimental effects are mitigated.View More The Ethics of Digital Voice Assistants
Facebook Finally Takes Responsibility, But Is It Enough?
Facebook’s oversight board wants to begin examining the company’s ad algorithm, but with the board’s lack of technical knowledge and absence of significant regulatory power, are they ethically qualified to do so?View More Facebook Finally Takes Responsibility, But Is It Enough?
Learning to Trust Black Box Artificial Intelligence
Rolls-Royce’s “AI 2.0” has a massive series of checks to ensure its integrity; should this be the standard for other “explainable” AIs?View More Learning to Trust Black Box Artificial Intelligence
Explaining Artificially Intelligent Decisions
7/27/2020 AI decision-making is everywhere these days. Getting a loan, getting an apartment, getting bail: in all three of these cases, there could be analgorithm taking…View More Explaining Artificially Intelligent Decisions