This story recounts the horrors of a man being fired by a bot. As if from the script of a rejected X-Files episode, the mad computer tears his career apart piece by piece. Except that's not really what happened, if you care to read carefully into the story. Someone didn't renew his contract and therefore the HR systems… Continue reading Not everything is a hobgoblin
This consideration of AI and its impact(s) also references much of the angst that is pervasive across contemporary discussions about how AI will affect society and how it should be regulated to prevent negative outcomes. The concluding paragraphs are full of interesting concepts on that point. "Self-regulation by the industry using a “moral and ethical compass”… Continue reading On angst and AI
The newly formed Global AI Governance Commission apparently has proposed (although I can't find it on their excellent and highly organized website) that AI decisions must be subject to regulations providing that they are trackable back to a human being. Quaere how this would work in terms of how this would be documented or implemented in terms of… Continue reading Ghost in the machine
Much ink is being spilled these days over the where the liability lies when an autonomously piloted car has an accident. I don't really understand the fuss here. Vehicles are made of components of which artificial intelligence may be one. If a component of a vehicle fails and causes an accident no doubt the vehicle… Continue reading Your turbo boost is going to work just fine.
Here's a light read from India that blows right by the lack of a legal defintion of AI (It's nice when you're right), and asks the question can a robot be a legal person? And then worries that this will open up a Pandora's Box of legal issues within the country. Let's assume that a state somewhere… Continue reading I, Robot (sometimes)
On rereading a proposed legal definition of AI, which I mentioned here, I noticed a few components that seemed difficult: The full text is here. The defintion includes: "In general, the more human-like the system within the context of its tasks, the more it can be said to use artificial intelligence" (page 3, line 22-25) "Systems… Continue reading A legal defintion of AI, Part II
This "shitty distraction" https://www.technologyreview.com/s/611487/this-ai-program-could-beat-you-in-an-argumentbut-it-doesnt-know-what-its-saying/ doesn't make things easier in the considerations about where intent lies. If the AI does not know what it means when it says things, then until it does, how is intent imputed in the law of contract? If this is the space we are operating in, then it strikes me that if AI… Continue reading Underneath the one you know