Everyone talks about AI, I am ready to give you my 5 cents.
I started to study IT 20 years ago. In my circle AI was a thing, I thought I want to belong to the cool gang make it as my topic as well. But my enthusiasm did not last for a long time. I gave up when I realised in what early stage is it and how hopeless it is. I gave up on AI after I learned about ethics dilemma – train out of control, switch and decision whom to kill. My professor was amused about our reaction, but I got depressed by finding puzzle which I cannot solve. Now 20 years later, being a mother and raising three children, I see unsolvable puzzles everywhere. I can only hope that my three natural intellects will learn the “right” ethics, but there is no guarantee.
My oldest daughter yesterday watch a horror movie for the first time in her life. She is twelve & we are such a vanilla family who usually watches Peppa Pig or biathlon welt cup. We didn’t watch all Harry Potter movies yet, because she was too scared! She thought that the movie is named Walking Dad. When she realised that dad is dead, she felt that it is tool late and did not want to let her friend down (her friend has mental health issues). So she stayed there and watch it… It is long story how and why, but one of topics what we were discussing yesterday – if you cannot help your friend anymore, maybe it is time to end the friendship if it takes too much from you. I never ever thought that I will suggest my child to think about leaving her friend in trouble. So unethical! I am strong supporter of staying together in good and bad times. Not this time, because my child is involved.
Humans fail to make ethical decisions and machines will fail, because humans programmed them.
We created the reality of big data. We created this artificial problem, now we need solution. For me the solution looks like we are creating next artificial problem… This is why I like love letter written by Smita. It is about data & algorithm and our ability to see behind it. I hope we will question our own algorithms (human behaviour) as well.
You may also want to read “Ethics and Artificial Intelligence: The Moral Compass of a Machine” written by Kris Hammond.