Stephen Downes

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The funny thing about AI ethics (as I muse aloud after reading this article) is that so much of the focus is on the tool and the data, when so little of it has anything to do with that. Oh, sure, AI models need to be consistent and fair, and the AI team should be deep and diverse. But still, corrupt governments and companies will still use AI  to spread propaganda, and rich people will continue to ignore diseases of the poor, and armies will still use AI to target the enemy. I keep waning to say that our AI will only be as ethical as we are, and people keep finding ways to argue around this basic truth.

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Stephen Downes Stephen Downes, Casselman, Canada
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