Since the first computer was built, businesses and consumers have enjoyed a progression toward simpler and more intimate interactions with technology. Professors wielding punch cards gradually gave way to business people brandishing PCs and, more recently, mobile and wearable devices. In a sense, the connection to the digital world has
There’s a familiar pattern when a new technology is introduced: It grows rapidly, comes to permeate our lives, and only then does society begin to see and address the problems it creates. But is it possible to head off possible problems? While companies can’t predict the future, they can adopt
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AI is a neutral technology, it is intrinsically good and bad at the same time (or none of the two, if you like), but we need to be sure to frame correctly its applications and uses. In a seminal paper, Floridi et al. (2018) highlight twenty different action points for a Good AI Society. Their analysis has a strong focus on Europe and concerns policy and ethical issues, but for the sake of using AI for good, I believe a few of those points are really cornerstones.