CHALLENGE: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IS BECOMING MORE UBIQUITOUS IN EVERYDAY LIFE. AI ALREADY INFLUENCES DECISIONS ABOUT WHERE WE EAT DINNER, WHERE WE SHOP, WHO WE HIRE, WHO WE VOTE FOR, AND SO ON. THE INVOLVEMENT OF AI IN THESE DECISIONS WILL CONTINUE TO GROW, BUT MANY OF US WHO USE AI TECHNOLOGIES DO NOT FULLY UNDERSTAND HOW AND WHY THEY WORK THE WAY THEY DO.
This is problematic because AI may take on human biases that are baked into the data it learns from. Furthermore, if used irresponsibly, AI poses threats to our privacy, freedom of expression, and other human rights. If we are not able to recognize that these risks exist, AI can have serious social and ethical implications.
Creators of AI—technology companies, software developers, data miners—are key to ensuring that we are all ethical stewards in the advancement of artificial intelligence. Hewlett Packard Enterprise needs to be transparent and educate the general public about AI that drive our everyday decisions. Simply put, an individual should be able to understand, in general terms, how AI is applied and works. That way, every individual can make socially conscious and ethical decisions that are independent from the machine, and understand how they may be impacted by AI.
In response, Hewlett Packard Enterprise funded the Atlantic to develop an educational video to build awareness and inspire honest dialogue about the risks and responsibilities that revolve around this technology.
- AI has the potential to drive positive advancements in medicine, space exploration, climate change and more.
- Humans must take responsibility for human power. Unless we also recognize the potential harm, AI can denigrate human civilization.
- Corporations, governments, and society need to come together to ensure AI is done right.