AI and ethics: Controlling the AI beast

07-08-2019

Sarah Morgan

AI and ethics: Controlling the AI beast

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Discussions around AI often turn to whether AI-controlled robots will eventually become our overlords. The doomsayers are not serious, are they? Sarah Morgan of WIPR investigates.

Here at WIPR, we’ve delved into the various IP aspects of artificial intelligence (AI), from robots owning copyright to patenting in the field, but until now, we’ve avoided one big question that is woven into every facet of the new technology: ethics.

Below, we investigate some of the ethics puzzles guiding and, in some cases, overshadowing AI’s development, including discriminatory data, accountability, and whether we need ethical guidelines at all.

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AI, ethics, Google, US Defense Department, technology, surveillance society, Microsoft, accountability, innovation, patent filing, WIPO, trademark renewal

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