While it seems that algorithms at present mostly use our myopia to promote engagement, this may also give AI the potential to help us commit to long-term goals. It is a problem, however, that these goals sometimes disagree with the data-driven business models of platform providers. But perhaps […]
We are entering a new chapter in the digitalisation of society, advancing from machines as decision support, to machines as “decision makers”. This is made possible by the many breakthroughs in the development of artificial intelligence (AI) in the last decade. There is reason to expect that AI will be used increasingly not only for private decisions, but also for decisions made by public authorities and institutions. Who is responsible when a machine commits a serious error?
AI sees you. Through an ever growing network of applications, microphones and cameras, data about your behavior is continuously collected almost wherever you are. We are getting accustomed to our digital trail being used to tailor ads and to make your Netflix binging more convenient. These things might seem harmless, but there is a reason why this kind of data is a commodity coveted by […]
The ethical discussion of autonomous vehicles has been fairly one-sided. It has focused on how vehicles should behave in case of an unavoidable crash and how is responsible if the vehicle crashes. But why don’t we talk about safety?