The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is becoming increasingly prevalent in our society, and with it comes a range of ethical considerations. AI is a term used in computer science to describe the ability of a computer program to execute tasks associated with human intelligence, such as reasoning and learning. AI is being used in a variety of applications, from healthcare to domestic security, and its use in judicial systems around the world is increasing. This raises important ethical questions that must be explored.
At the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, we have been reflecting deeply on the ethics of AI for several years. We believe that as AI agents have more power to make decisions, they should have some kind of ethical standards codified in them. This is a typical ethical dilemma, which shows the importance of ethics in the development of technologies. The question of technical safety and faults is independent of the question of how a technology that works correctly can be used for better or for worse.
Despite perhaps dramatic evidence that machine-powered vehicles generally have much lower mortality rates than human-driven vehicles, the question of responsibility and control is primarily a question of ethics. Currently, there are no well-defined regulations to address the legal and ethical issues that may arise due to the use of artificial intelligence in healthcare environments. It is important to consider these issues carefully when developing AI technologies, as they can have far-reaching implications for society. If AI reaches human levels of intelligence, doing everything that humans can do as well as the average human, then it will be an Artificial General Intelligence (AGI), and it will be the only other intelligence of its kind that exists on Earth at the human level.
This raises even more ethical questions about how this technology should be used and regulated. In conclusion, it is clear that there are many ethical considerations when using artificial intelligence. We must ensure that AI agents are held to ethical standards and that any potential risks are addressed.