WS 8: Artificial intelligence, ethics and the future of work

Su Sonia Herring

  • Artificial intelligence (AI) must be accountable, transparent, modifiable – privacy, and determinability by design is a must.
  • Unintended and unexpected consequences in the development of AI and robotics are unavoidable.
  • There must be an ethical code for algorithm developers.
  • The education system needs to be revamped to prepare future workers with the necessary skills to deal with the new forms of jobs that AI will bring.
  • Interdisciplinary teams are needed to relieve the burden of engineers and they need to be educated about ethics.
  • AI technology needs a common, international framework; ethical clearance is not sufficient.
  • ‘I’m just an engineer’ is not an excuse when developing AI.
  • AI is or will become a race, expecting adherence to ethical code by developers is not realistic.
  • We need a kill switch for automated systems.
  • AI can be part of the solution to the problem of future of work.

Source: https://comment.eurodig.org/eurodig-2018-messages/ws-8-artificial-intelligence-ethics-and-the-future-of-work/