In July Royal Society Open Science published a paper showing that, under mild conditions, an AI that attempts to maximise profits will disproportionately tend to pick unethical strategies. This provides a mathematical formulation that AI may be subject to the old saw: Get on, get honour, get honest. This is not, of course, an argument against using AI but it illustrates some of the deeper challenges around deploying AI responsibly.
In this Talking Tuesday Nicholas Beale (Chair of the WCIT ESDP & 1st author of the paper) will be in dialogue with Prof Dame Wendy Hall FREng FRS (Chair of the Ada Lovelace Institute & Internet pioneer) on the implications of this principle, with plenty of time for questions & comments from other participants.
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