Short post pointing to a reprint of an article by Jeremy Lent from late 2017 arguing that corporations are artificial intelligences. This framing of the corporation allows us to talk about the ethics of AI in a different way, writes Ton Zijlstra. "It refocuses us on the fact that organisational structures are tools. When those tools get bigger than us, they stop serving us," he says. And second, it puts questions about ethics well into the future, "and not paying attention to how those same ethical issues play out in your current context." Imagine subjecting corporations to the same sort of ethical scrutiny we do to AI. Privacy, autonomy, choice - all of these are impacted by corporation in ways we would deem unacceptable for an AI.