Artificial Intelligence Is Not A Technology (Forbes)

“Yet, with centuries of technology advancement and the almost exponential increase of computing resources, data, knowledge, and capabilities, we still have not yet achieved the vision of Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) -- machines that can be an equal counterpart of human ability. We’re not even close. We have devices we can talk to that don’t understand what we’re saying. We have cars that will happily drive straight into a wall if that’s what your GPS instructs it to do. Machines are detecting images but not understanding what they are. And we have amazing machines that can beat world champions at chess and Go and multiplayer games, but can’t answer a question as basic as “how long should I cook a 14 pound turkey?” We’ve mastered computing. We’ve wrangled big data. We’re figuring out learning. We have no idea how to achieve general intelligence.”

Artificial Intelligence Is Not A Technology
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Ignore AI Fear Factor at Your Peril: A Futurist’s Call for 'Digital Ethics'

“In fact, Leonhard cited Gartner’s recent pronouncement that a leading tech topic for 2019 will be “digital ethics,” a focus on compliance, values and respect for individuals' data in response to public concerns about privacy. Leonhard himself defines digital ethics as “the difference between doing whatever technological progress will enable us to do, and putting human happiness and societal flourishing first at all times.””

Ignore AI Fear Factor at Your Peril: A Futurist’s Call for 'Digital Ethics'
https://www.enterprisetech.com/2018/11/03/ignore-the-ai-fear-factor-at-your-peril-a-futurists-call-for-digital-ethics/
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Sundar Pichai of Google: ‘Technology Doesn’t Solve Humanity’s Problems’

“But there’s a deeper thing here, which is: Technology doesn’t solve humanity’s problems. It was always naïve to think so. Technology is an enabler, but humanity has to deal with humanity’s problems. I think we’re both over-reliant on technology as a way to solve things and probably, at this moment, over-indexing on technology as a source of all problems, too.”

Sundar Pichai of Google: ‘Technology Doesn’t Solve Humanity’s Problems’
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/08/business/sundar-pichai-google-corner-office.html
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Apple’s Tim Cook makes blistering attack on the ‘data industrial complex’

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“At its core this technology promises to learn from people individually to benefit us all. But advancing AI by collecting huge personal profiles is laziness, not efficiency,” Cook continued.

“For artificial intelligence to be truly smart it must respect human values — including privacy. If we get this wrong, the dangers are profound. We can achieve both great artificial intelligence and great privacy standards. It is not only a possibility — it is a responsibility.”


Apple’s Tim Cook makes blistering attack on the ‘data industrial complex’
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Let's Talk About AI Ethics; We're On A Deadline

“Code that learns is both powerful and dangerous. It threatens the basic rules of markets and civic life. AI requires a new technical and civic infrastructure, a new way to conduct business, a new way to be together in community.

AI and enabling technologies like robotics and autonomous vehicles will change lives and livelihoods. Great benefits and unprecedented wealth will be created. But with that will come waves of disruption.

Compared to prior revolutions, this one is occurring at exponential speed and while impacts are ubiquitous, control is concentrated. AI is a centralizing force. It plows through monster data sets in seconds aggregating benefits and wealth at an unprecedented speed.”

Let's Talk About AI Ethics; We're On A Deadline
https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomvanderark/2018/09/13/ethics-on-a-deadline/
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Gartner picks digital ethics and privacy as a strategic trend for 2019

“Any discussion on privacy must be grounded in the broader topic of digital ethics and the trust of your customers, constituents and employees. While privacy and security are foundational components in building trust, trust is actually about more than just these components. Trust is the acceptance of the truth of a statement without evidence or investigation. Ultimately an organisation’s position on privacy must be driven by its broader position on ethics and trust. Shifting from privacy to ethics moves the conversation beyond ‘are we compliant’ toward ‘are we doing the right thing.””

Gartner picks digital ethics and privacy as a strategic trend for 2019
http://social.techcrunch.com/2018/10/16/gartner-picks-digital-ethics-and-privacy-as-a-strategic-trend-for-2019/
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Alexa’s Most Dangerous Feature Can’t Be Undone

“These and other tech corporations have grand ambitions. They want to colonize space. Not interplanetary space. Everyday space: home, office, car. In the near future, everything from your lighting to your air-conditioning to your refrigerator, your coffee maker, and even your toilet could be wired to a system controlled by voice.”

Alexa’s Most Dangerous Feature Can’t Be Undone
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/11/alexa-how-will-you-change-us/570844/
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Joseph Stiglitz on artificial intelligence: 'We’re going towards a more divided society'

“Beyond the impact of AI on work, Stiglitz sees more insidious forces at play. Armed with AI, tech firms can extract meaning from the data we hand over when we search, buy and message our friends. It is used ostensibly to deliver a more personalised service. That is one perspective. Another is that our data is used against us.

“These new tech giants are raising very deep issues about privacy and the ability to exploit ordinary people that were never present in earlier eras of monopoly power,” says Stiglitz. “Beforehand, you could raise the price. Now you can target particular individuals by exploiting their information.”

We’ve gone from a 60-hour working week to a 45-hour week and we could go to 30 or 25

Joseph Stiglitz
It is the potential for datasets to be combined that most worries Stiglitz. For example, retailers can now track customers via their smartphones as they move around stores and can gather data on what catches their eye and which displays they walk straight past.

“In your interactions with Google, Facebook, Twitter and others, they gather an awful lot of data about you. If that data is combined with other data, then companies have a great deal of information about you as an individual – more information than you have on yourself,” he says.”

Joseph Stiglitz on artificial intelligence: 'We’re going towards a more divided society'
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/sep/08/joseph-stiglitz-on-artificial-intelligence-were-going-towards-a-more-divided-society
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