A New AI Ethics Center Shows Growing Angst About Machine Smarts

Let’s face it: the pace of progress in artificial intelligence can sometimes seem unsettling. Terminator-style machines remain science fiction, but AI could have a huge impact on employment, introduce bias into algorithms, and contribute to the development of autonomous weapons. But perhaps the biggest looming threat may be making sure we understand how these increasingly complex systems work when they go awry. The latest evidence that even the experts are concerned about this is the creation of a new AI ethics research center at Carnegie Mellon University. The new center, called K&L Gates Endowment for Ethics and Computational Technologies, is funded with $10 million from K&L Gates, an international law firm based in Pittsburgh. Anxiety over machine intelligence has been gaining momentum. Last month the White House released a report assessing the…

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