The Five Laws of Robotics ‘ House of Lords looks at the future of AI
Putting’five ethical principles at the centre of artificial intelligence development and use is the’best way for the UK to benefit from AI, concludes a report by the House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence.
According to the report, ‘AI in the UK: Ready, Willing and Able?’, done ethically, the’UK is in a strong position to be a world leader in the development of AI, and this, coupled with the wider adoption of AI, could deliver a major boost to the economy for years to come.
‘The UK has a unique opportunity to shape AI positively for the public’s benefit and to lead the international community in AI’s ethical development, rather than passively accept its consequences,” said committee chairman Lord Clement-Jones.’The UK contains leading AI companies, a dynamic academic research culture, and a vigorous start-up ecosystem as well as a host of legal, ethical, financial and linguistic strengths. We should make the most of this environment, but it is essential that ethics take centre stage in AI’s development and use.”
The committee calls for five principles to’form the basis of a cross-sector AI code, which can be adopted nationally, and internationally.
‘AI is not without its risks and the adoption of the principles proposed by the Committee will help to mitigate these. An ethical approach ensures the public trusts this technology and sees the benefits of using it. It will also prepare them to challenge its misuse,” said’Clement-Jones.’We want to make sure that this country remains a cutting-edge place to research and develop this exciting technology. However, start-ups can struggle to scale up on their own. Our recommendations for a growth fund for SMEs and changes to the immigration system will help to do this.
- Publisher: Electronics Weekly
- Date: 2018-04-16T00:02:30+01:00
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SCIENTISTS have been told to stop a Terminator-style rise of the machines by making sure robots can never lie.
It states the ‘autonomous power to hurt, destroy or deceive human beings should never be vested in artificial intelligence’.
Britain is set to become a world leader in the technology but there are fears robots might turn on their masters.
Experts also fear robots who think for themselves might develop a language to communicate with each other which humans don’t understand.
The House of Lords Artificial Intelligence Committee report warned of the impact on jobs and called for education and training so people can ‘flourish mentally, emotionally and economically alongside AI’.
- Publisher: The Sun
- Date: 2018-04-15T23:48:47+00:00
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