« All Episodes: Gigaom AI Minute – December 19

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Can artificial intelligence be ethical or by extension unethical? At present we must answer the question, no. A programmer can program it to act in an ethical or unethical way, but we cannot say that the artificial intelligence itself has any ethical predisposition of any kind. This is an important decision to make because it still rests all responsibility on the human programmer and doesn't give anyone a convenient out, but it was after all the program that did something. We're still at an era where programs are completely deterministic and their behavior is completely pre-determined by the programmer. In humans, at present, is the only place we can say ethical responsibility lives.