Artificial Intelligence (AI) is now being adopted for automation in various fields - from diagnosing medical conditions to helping to control traffic and drive vehicles. It is also used to run chatbots for customers to find signs of fraud in financial transactions. This new technology is also being adopted to read people's emotions and "speak" them as a voice assistant. However, most experts are not sure whether AI should be adopted so widely without proper and adequate safeguards. He has expressed his concern while talking to Pew Research.
The concerns raised by most experts were how progress was made in NS would affect humans, their free will, and what it meant to be productive in that age. Another concern was that the development of AI by 2030 could be focused on optimizing profit and social control, with stakeholders struggling to reach a consensus on ethics.
However, he had some hope of finding ways to address these issues as there is a global focus on ethical AI and it is leading society towards an agreement to make AI development beneficial, autonomous and equitable.
These facts were highlighted in a new report Released by the Pew Research Center and Elon University's Imaging the Internet Center. The research surveyed 602 technology innovators, business and policy leaders, researchers and activists.
According to the report, 68 percent of the respondents opted out, declaring that most AI systems would not employ ethical principles focused primarily on public goodwill by 2030. Only 32 percent of respondents believed that most AI systems would focus on the public good by 2030.
Those who answered questions included Barry Chudakov, founder and principal of Certain Research, Mike Godwin, former general counsel for the Wikimedia Foundation and creator of Godwin's Law, and Jamais Casio, a research fellow at the Institute for the Future.
One of the respondents said, "Rabelais used to say, 'Science without conscience is the destruction of the soul'."
The research center noted that the results only represent the opinions of the individuals who answered the questions and are not estimated for any other population.
Most research reports include experts whose written answers explain their responses.