Would the world be a different place if people in the 19th century had been able to foresee the industrial revolution’s devastating impact on the environment? Of course, no one will ever know the answer, but people can try to do better when it comes to the technological revolution that is taking the 21st century by storm: Artificial Intelligence (AI). In a Science magazine article, Mariarosaria Taddeo and Luciano Floridi discuss the importance of developing ethical guidelines to pre-empt the potential negative consequences of AI. The article will engage anyone concerned with the social and ethical impact of AI.
In this summary, you will learn
- How AI poses new ethical challenges;
- Why it is important for AI technology to be guided by ethical principles; and
- What issues AI-related ethical guidelines must address.
About the Authors
Mariarosaria Taddeo and Luciano Floridi are experts at the Oxford Internet Institute and the Alan Turing Institute in the UK.