How to Keep AI from Slipping Beyond Our Control
Wendell Wallach, Senior Advisor to The Hastings Center
AI will touch upon nearly every facet of modern life, and amplify other technologies of the 4th Industrial Revolution including genomics, nanotechnologies, fintech, and precision and regenerative medicine. How through engineering, ethics, and oversight can we ensure that research in AI will be a boon, and not undermine human rights, exacerbate inequalities, foster technological unemployment, or be complicit in major tragedies? This presentation will cover an array of mechanisms that can be enlisted to shape the development of artificial intelligence and robots. It will also introduce an agile and comprehensive approach to the governance of AI.
Wendell Wallach is senior advisor to The Hastings Center. He is also a scholar, consultant, and author at Yale University's Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, where he has chaired Technology and Ethics studies for the past eleven years. His latest book is A Dangerous Master: How to keep technology from slipping beyond our control. In addition, he co-authored (with Colin Allen) Moral Machines: Teaching Robots Right From Wrong. He received the World Technology Award for Ethics in 2014 and for Journalism and Media in 2015, as well as a Fulbright Research Chair at the University of Ottawa in 2015-2016. The World Economic Forum appointed Mr. Wallach co-chair of its Global Future Council on Technology, Values, and Policy for the 2016-2018 term.
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