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Tonight in briefly got tangled in a rather pointless Twitter argument about #AIethics—pointless because the other party isn’t interested in discussing in good faith. One point of clarity has come out of that though, in the responses of a few of us and I want to pull it out here:
Ethical considerations are not a separate concern from whether the AI research is “sound”: sound AI research requires not only valid math but also sensible task design.
A lot of the ethically questionable things we’re seeing (predicting faces from voices, predicting “intellectual ability” from short text responses, etc) are cases where it doesn’t make sense to predict A from B, by any model.
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The @StanfordHAI (Human-centered #AI) Conference on #AiEthics, Policy, & Governance is getting started, live stream below. Speaker list is fantastic. Will be tweeting.

#machinelearning #data4good
@StanfordHAI "Silicon Valley, we have a problem" opens @erikbryn

Speaks to the 'great decoupling' - where productivity and GDP expand with technology, but don't take household incomes with them.

Part of the problem is lower-paid occupations have more automate-able tasks.
@StanfordHAI @erikbryn Both @Susan_Athey and @erikbryn speaking to ML adoption in private sector and the important distinction between labor replacing vs. labor augmenting #automation.

The "Suitability for Machine Learning" or SML scores from this
@MIT_IDE is useful here: ide.mit.edu/sites/default/… #ai
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Alors les amis, The French Ministry of Armed Forces #AI task force has released a new report covering #AI in #defence & a roadmap toward more military adoption. You can read it en français here: defense.gouv.fr/salle-de-press…

Or read on for a few findings & preliminary thoughts.
FR wants its very own JAIC-like cell, the CCIAD, embedded within their Defence Innovation Agency (IAD). (Shout out: FR speakers should follow @KrajeckiMichael). The Coordination Cell for AI in Defence will facilitate efforts on coordination & strategy. p21 for this buried lede
Nice to see that France does not see AI as an end unto itself. Intro is pragmatic & focusses on the weaknesses of second-wave AI systems (although without using the #DARPA-esque vocab), including by noting that #AI does not change the nature of war.
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🚨 NOW OUT 🚨
"The global landscape of AI ethics guidelines"

Our peer-reviewed paper (w\ @MarcelloIenca & @EffyVayena) has just been published by @NatMachIntell. We analyzed 84 systematically retrieved AI principles/guidelines for “ethical AI”. 1/n

➡️nature.com/articles/s4225…
@MarcelloIenca @EffyVayena @NatMachIntell We found 11 ethical principles referenced overall. Only five of them are common to more than half of our sources: transparency, justice & fairness, non-maleficence, responsibility, and privacy. Solidarity, human dignity, and sustainability are significantly underrepresented. 2/n
@MarcelloIenca @EffyVayena @NatMachIntell Moreover, despite the apparent convergence around certain principles in numerical terms, our in-depth thematic analysis paints a much more complicated picture. We show substantive divergences among all 11 ethical principles in relation to four major factors. 3/n
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1/9 <-- Buckle up...

@Microsoft invests $1Billion into @OpenAI with the express purpose of building "Beneficial artificial general intelligence (#AGI)."

openai.com/blog/microsoft

Mark my words, here's what you can expect:
-- A number of Chinese initiatives of a similar overtly AGI-focused nature
-- Maybe one such similar initiative in Japan/EU (but with notably less funding and fanfare than those in #USA/#China)

(#Europe will try to compete w/regulation, not AGI itself - emerj.com/ai-power/regul…)
-- AGI players (there are VERY few- Microsoft, @Google, @Facebook, maybe @Baidu_Inc, Tencent) will pour more resources into the AGI race, and will mud-sling the dangers or "selfishness" of their rivals

In truth, all will be vying for power, by innovation or feigned virtue.
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Countdown to Part 2 of our #AIEthics #BookChat Grab 🍷☕️😺🐶and join us at 11a PDT @OwenChurches @AICollaborative @bobstark @JBarbosaPR @ewlamy @starkbob @blakeleyhpayne @altrishaw @barbarannott @CPetersen_CS @K_DickinsonMD @JohnMaynardCPA @lawclrk5 Pls tag anyone I missed.
#AIEthics #BookChat
As @Adrowitzer suggested, here are the books 📚we've discussed since January :) We're doing part 2 of "Automating Inequality" by Virginia Eubanks @PopTechWorks as we ran out of time last month.
It's time! :) Welcome to May #AIEthics #BookChat Here's a link to Part 1 of our discussion in April ⚡️ Please take a few minutes to review and I'll start posting the questions in this thread.
twitter.com/i/moments/1132…
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So this is happening. I have no idea what I'm getting myself into, other than some idea of who I'm getting into it with. I'll certainly do my best to do good.
blog.google/technology/ai/…
#aiethics
If you want to know more about my take on ethics, you can read my Ethics of AI web page: cs.bath.ac.uk/~jjb/web/ai.ht…
Or just watch this film, which pretty much covers the gamut of AI ethics, despite being in the context of cars.
cnnmoney.ch/shows/front-se…
Here is what I currently think is the biggest IMMEDIATE issue in technology policy feed.itsrio.org/computational-…
And here is a VERY recent AI policy book chapter by me that talks a bit about tech giants, as well as the nature of AI bbvaopenmind.com/en/articles/th…
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Next up at #AIEthics is a panel on Public Engagement. Feat @stephenjcave @sarahcastell, Kate Coughlan, BBC, @DrDihal, Jessica Montgomery, Royal Society and @HughMilward 1/
'how would you define #ai to a friend', lots of accurate answers, but many emotive 'scary robots' 'computers doing things to you, I had it' 2/ #AIEthics
That from @stephenjcave quoting survey by Kate (I think) 3/ #AIEthics
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Lots (!) happening today but in the middle of it all really looking forward to @techUK Digital Ethics Summit! Tackling really important and timely questions of how we approach new digital tech in an ethical way. An amazing line up of speakers so follow #AIethics to keep up!
Absolutely packed here at @techUK digital ethics summits #AIEthics as we wait get get going!
About to get going here at the @techUK Digital Ethics Summit #AIethics. @techUKdepCEO will be welcoming guests soon
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Probably won't make it all the way through the last session, need to go back to the hotel and nurse my cold :-/ hanging out though in the back to see how Emma Kendrew is doing to talk about. #m3london
As usual, @Accenture seems clued in about AI. Kendrew talking about how people don't know they are using AI when they use google, spotify, etc. Whoops, now talking about it "as a coworker", I obviously object to that language!
Kendrew hows predictions by 2020 of 85% of customer interaction by chatbot, 2025 a government will ban human driven vehicles, next decade "an AI" will make a blockbuster film. [Well, I doubt all those predictions! RBS found chatbots included calls to the banks' humans!]
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