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AI can do good and harm, so who’s regulating it?

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AI can do good and harm so who's regulating itCMRubinWorld, an online publishing company, has asked fifteen ‘Millennial Bloggers’ around the world to answer the question do we need to regulate artificial intelligence now before it becomes a danger to humanity?

CMRubinWorld, which was launched in 2010 to explore what kind of education would prepare students to succeed in a rapidly changing globalised world, connects today’s top thought leaders with a diverse global audience of parents, students and educators.

The ‘Millennial Bloggers’ are innovators in entrepreneurship, journalism, education, entertainment, health and wellbeing, and academic scholarship.

Some excerpts from the bloggers’ articles are below.

“We are experiencing a time where five companies are holding most of the economical (and even political) power in the world: Facebook, Alphabet, Amazon, Apple and Microsoft. We should think about fundamental questions: what are the elements that make human a human? And what are the ingredients that help us execute our own, individual potential?,” says Reetta Heiskanen

“It is crucial to control the power and availability of AI in order to prevent the dominance of powerful companies with large amounts of data and funding. We need to ensure that AI is used solely for educational, medical, scientific and social purposes to ensure that it does not harm broader communities and the security of the world,” says Sajia Darwish.

“It saddens me to think that a technology that could improve the lives of billions, like implementing autonomous farming to ensure all of the world’s peoples are sufficiently fed, is being warped into creating new age killing machines,” says Wilson Carter.

“Perpetuating sexism and other harmful beliefs in our society is a danger and it sheds light on who is currently producing these algorithms. Do we need to think more carefully about who controls and owns these means of production, and who they are accountable to? These discussions must not be contained within the techies and geeks, but must involve the wider society,” says Bonnie Chiu.

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