I want artificial intelligence to settle our disputes

There’s too much talk of Terminators and too little about the good stuff that artificial intelligence can do for us, says computer scientist Ariel Procaccia

“A lot of work has been done on how to formalise what fairness means and then design algorithms to achieve it”

(Image: Ken Andreyo/Carnegie Mellon University)

Can AI solve human disagreements?
That’s the ideal. In situations where there are disputes or arguments we would want AI to be able to give us intelligent proposals in an automated way. One approach is to base these proposals on principles of economic theory.

How does economic theory help?
The main question here is what is fair. We want a rigorous definition of fairness that the computer can understand. That’s where economic theory comes in, because a lot of work has been done on how to formalise, in mathematical terms, what fairness means and then design algorithms that can provably achieve those notions of fairness.

What sort of problems can this tackle?
Maybe the most intuitive example is rent division …




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