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CascadiaPrime Cognition - Ethics

Ethics in all things great and small.

Our goal must be to bring the cultural cement of civil society (and the rise of humanity) to the world of artificial intelligence - which is, after all, as much part of the natural world as we are, and only a "legacy" intellectual construct separates us one from the other. Intelligence seems somehow "hardwired" into the universe.

Our challenge is to take things to the "light side" and avoid a spiral to the "dark side" - a 21st century "enlightenment".

Every CS department should have a mandatory ethics class. Liberal Arts are essential to man's ascent. Trustworthiness is a key to civilization.

  arXiv paper: AI Ethics for Systemic Issues: A Structural Approach (November 8, 2019)
  arXiv paper: Impossibility and Uncertainty Theorems in AI Value Alignment or why your AGI should not have a utility function (impossibility theorems in ethics have implications for the design of powerful algorithmic systems) (December 2018)
   The IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems
   The IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems - News and Events Paper (pdf): Stoic Ethics for Artificial Agents (January , 2017)
  Programmers are having a huge discussion about the unethical and illegal things they’ve been asked to do (November 20, 2016)
  Imagine a future where your car decides you need to die (October 2015)
  Stuart Russell on Why Moral Philosophy Will Be Big Business in Tech (October 2015)
  Fei-Fei Li: "We need to inject humanism into our AI education & research"
  Nature: Robotics: Ethics of artificial intelligence - Four leading researchers share their concerns and solutions (May 2015)
  Stanford: Nita Farahany: The Legal Brainscape - Neuroscience and the law (as a precursor of the legal, ethical and philosophical challenges ahead for AI )(October 2015)
  Medium / Slate: The Volkswagen Scandal Is Just the Beginning (September 2015)
  BBC: Killer Robots: The soldiers that never sleep (July 2015)
  Why Can't Google Cars Avoid Rear-End Accidents? Ethical Issues (July 2015)
  Machine Learning and Policing (August 2015)
  Should search algorithms be moral? A conversation with Google’s in-house philosopher (August 2015)
  Royal Society: Moral parochialism and contextual contingency across seven societies (August 2015)
  FHI: Uncertainty and Precaution—Ethical Decisions Involving Catastrophic Threats (August 2015)
  Joel Mokyr - On the Culture of Growth - The industrial revoution was preceeded by the Enlightenment (August 2015)