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Ethics and the risks of intelligent technology : the algorithmic threat to freedom of attention

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Title:Ethics and the risks of intelligent technology : the algorithmic threat to freedom of attention
Authors:Hershock, Peter D.
East-West Center
LC Subject Headings:Technological innovations - Moral and ethical aspects
Technology - Risk assessment
Artificial intelligence - Moral and ethical aspects
Industry 4.0
Date Issued:Oct 2020
Publisher:Honolulu, HI : East-West Center
Series:Humane artificial intelligence working paper;no. 3
Abstract:Considerable attention in media and policy circles has been directed to the far scientific horizon of the Intelligence Revolution and the existential risk to humanity that would be posed by the advent of artificial superintelligence. This is undoubtedly prudent. Were it to occur, this so-called technological singularity might well bring about human obsolescence or extinction. But, for reasons the author hopes to make evident, the technological transformations already underway are at risk of precipitating our ill-prepared arrival at an ethical singularity: a point at which the evaluation of value systems assumes infinite value.
Description:The views expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not represent the views of the East-West Center.

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Pages/Duration:24 p.
Appears in Collections: Humane Artificial Intelligence [Working papers]

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