Goethe University Frankfurt

The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

“Who will decide what is the impact of AI on Society?”

 

Awareness allows us to live a life, not react to it…

Awareness happens, but needs to be continuously nurtured.

If I am aware, am I also conscious?

Awareness is considered a prerequisite for consciousness. You can’t be conscious about something if you’re unaware of it.

Consciousness is a choice we can make (or not). 

The individual and collective conscience is the existential place where the most significant things happen.

So, what has this to do with the current discussion on Ethics of Artificial Intelligence?

AI is becoming a sophisticated tool in the hands of a variety of stakeholders, including political leaders.

Some AI applications may raise new ethical and legal questions, and in general have a significant impact on society (for the good or for the bad or for both).

We are having an interesting discussion on this topic.

You can read the feedback here: http://www.odbms.org/blog/2018/10/big-data-and-ai-ethical-and-societal-implications/#comments

Policy makers are actively working out legal frame for Ethical, Trustful, Transparent AI. See for example: http://www.odbms.org/blog/2018/10/on-the-future-of-ai-in-europe-interview-with-roberto-viola/

On European data protection — interview with Giovanni Buttarelli, Digital Initiative, Harvard Business School, June 5, 2019

https://digital.hbs.edu/data-and-analysis/on-european-data-protection-interview-with-giovanni-buttarelli/

As Norbert Walter wrote (*) : “Ethics is dependent on the homogeneity of society and functioning sanctions against the non-compliance of the rules”.

People motivation plays a key role here. With AI the important question is how to avoid that it goes out of control, and how to understand how decisions are made and what are the consequences for society at large.

Roberto

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roberto V. Zicari

Frankfurt, January 31, 2019


Articles

2018

  • Zicari, R. V.. (2018). Big Data and Artificial Intelligence: Ethical and Societal Implications. In Wolff, B. (Ed.), In Whither artificial intelligence? Debating the policy challenges of the upcoming transformation (pp. 68). Mercator Science-Policy Fellowship-Programme.
    [Bibtex]
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      author    = {Roberto V. Zicari},
      title     = {Big Data and Artificial Intelligence: Ethical and Societal Implications},
      bookTitle = {Whither artificial intelligence? Debating the policy challenges of the upcoming transformation},
      editor    = {Brigitta Wolff},
      issn      = {2626-9597},
      series    = {Science Policy Paper},
      number    = {3},
      pages     = {68},
      publisher = {Mercator Science-Policy Fellowship-Programme},
      url     = {http://publikationen.ub.uni-frankfurt.de/opus4/frontdoor/index/index/docId/47851},
      year      = {2018}
    }

2017

  • Helbing, D., Frey, B. S., Gigerenzer, G., Hafen, E., Hagner, M., Hofstetter, Y., van den Hoven, J., Zicari, R. V., & Zwitter, A.. (2017). Will Democracy Survive Big Data and Artificial Intelligence?. Scientific American (February 25, 2017).
    [Bibtex]
    @article{SciAmerica2017,
    author    = { Dirk Helbing and Bruno S. Frey and Gerd Gigerenzer and Ernst Hafen  and Michael Hagner and Yvonne Hofstetter and Jeroen van den Hoven and Roberto V. Zicari and Andrej Zwitter},
    title     = {Will Democracy Survive Big Data and Artificial Intelligence?},
    url       = {https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/will-democracy-survive-big-data-and-artificial-intelligence/},
    year      = {2017},
    journal    = {Scientific American (February 25, 2017)},
    }

2015

  • Helbing, D., Frey, B. S., Gigerenzer, G., Hafen, E., Hagner, M., Hofstetter, Y., van den Hoven, J., Zicari, R. V., & Zwitter, A.. (2015). Digitale Demokratie statt Datendiktatur: Big Data, Nudging, Verhaltenssteuerung. Spektrum der Wissenschaft, 15(12).
    [Bibtex]
    @article{3c9c38f74ee24f7992ebe95778d1c600,
    title = "Digitale Demokratie statt Datendiktatur: Big Data, Nudging, Verhaltenssteuerung",
    author = "Dirk Helbing and Frey, {Bruno S.} and Gerd Gigerenzer and Ernst Hafen and Michael Hagner and Yvonne Hofstetter and {van den Hoven}, Jeroen and Zicari, {Roberto V.} and Andrej Zwitter",
    year = "2015",
    month = "11",
    volume = "15",
    journal = "Spektrum der Wissenschaft",
    issn = "0170-2971",
    number = "12",
    }
  • Zwitter, A., & Zicari, R. V.. (2015). Big Data zum Nutzen von Gesellschaft und Menschheit. Spektrum der Wissenschaft, 15(12).
    [Bibtex]
    @article{f6aea0183c94412db1b09274ae49b9d5,
    title = "Big Data zum Nutzen von Gesellschaft und Menschheit",
    author = "Andrej Zwitter and Zicari, {Roberto V.}",
    year = "2015",
    month = "11",
    volume = "15",
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  • Helbing, D., Frey, B. S., Gigerenzer, G., Hafen, E., Hofstetter, Y., van den Hoven, J., Zicari, R. V., Zwitter, A., & Hagner, M.. (2015). Eine Strategie für das digitale Zeitalter. Spektrum der Wissenschaft, 15(12).
    [Bibtex]
    @article{688b55bf188845bcaf284feb1f9d4202,
    title = "Eine Strategie für das digitale Zeitalter",
    author = "Dirk Helbing and Frey, {Bruno S.} and Gerd Gigerenzer and Ernst Hafen and Yvonne Hofstetter and {van den Hoven}, Jeroen and Zicari, {Roberto V.} and Andrej Zwitter and Michael Hagner",
    year = "2015",
    month = "11",
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    }

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(*) Source: Marktwirtschaft und Moral: Wie Werte das Vertrauen in die Ökonomie stärken Norbert Walter,  – 24. September 2009

 

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