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Artificial intelligence must be 'for common good'

Artificial intelligence must be 'for common good'
From BBC - April 15, 2018

Ethics should be at the centre of the development of artificial intelligence (AI), a parliamentary report has said.

AI should "never" be given the "autonomous power to hurt, destroy or deceive" people, it adds.

The Lords' report said the UK has the potential to be a leader in developing AI and called on the government to support businesses in the field.

It also recommended that people be educated to work alongside AI in the jobs of the future.

It said that such education would "mitigate the negative effects" on jobs which are possible as AI develops.

"Many jobs will be enhanced by AI, many will disappear and many new, as yet unknown jobs, will be created," the report said.

"Significant government investment in skills and training will be necessary," it added.

"Retraining will become a lifelong necessity."

The House of Lords Artificial Intelligence Committee's report - AI in the UK: Ready, Willing and Able? - concludes that AI "should be developed for the common good and benefit of humanity".

Analysis by Mark Ward, technology correspondent

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