The Ironic Reality of Ethics and Law in Artificial Intelligence

Twitter has admitted that as many as 23 million (8.5%) of its user accounts are autonomous Twitterbots. Many are there to increase productivity, conduct research, or even have some fun. Yet many have been created with harmful intentions. In both cases, the bots have been known to behave with questionable ethics. Twitterbots, however, are minor specimens of Artificial Intelligence. Humans are currently building far-more sophisticated machines which will face questions of ethics on monumental scales. Even in the mortality of human beings. The key factor in successfully building autonomous machines that coincide symbiotically with human beings is ethics. And there are basically two ways to program ethics into machines: Hard code them into their operating systems. The concern here is that ethics are subjective. The ethics in the machine are…


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