Oct
02

AI’s Responsibility Gap

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An autonomous vehicle is heading into another vehicle with five people inside. It cannot brake in time. The two options are: to do nothing and allow itself to crash into the vehicle or to divert its trajectory and crash into a wall, almost certainly killing the autonomous vehicle's sole occupant. This is the Artificial Intelligence version of the ' Trolley Problem ' - at its core a philosophical/ethical problem tackled from a number of perspectives, not least by a utilitarian approach. This moral question, which was previously a problem which 'merely' troubled the...
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Aug
13

Towards Trustworthy AI: Malta’s Ethical AI Framework Open for Public Consultation

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In a bid to establish Malta as the "Ultimate AI Launchpad," the Malta.AI Taskforce has released a public consultation document on its intended ethical framework for Artificial Intelligence technology. The title of the document is self-explanatory: "Towards Trustworthy AI". This reflects the Maltese government's intentions of establishing a stable ground for the future development of disruptive technologies.Building on its National AI Strategy  [1] the government intends to base the future of Malta's AI development on four objectives: A human-centric approach ...
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Mar
29

Malta: The Ultimate AI Launchpad

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The Malta.AI Taskforce and the Maltese Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation has invited members of the public, industry and academia to provide feedback on its High-level policy document for public consultation 'Malta: towards an AI Strategy' (the 'Policy Document'). The purpose of the Policy Document is to establish Malta as "amongst the top 10 nations with the highest impact national AI programme." The government argues that Malta has the natural and infrastructural qualities to make it "the Ultimate AI launchpad" - Its ...
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Feb
21

Artificial Intelligence: Some of the Challenges Ahead

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Introduction Reference to Artificial Intelligence ('AI') is likely to bring to mind dystopian pictures of a robot apocalypse as depicted in films such as iRobot or The Matrix or to spark debates on the possibility of machines with 'consciousness'. Yet although we are rightly concerned about AI and the future of mankind, catastrophic thinking may diminish or slow its progress and make us lose sight of its vast potential benefits. AI is more pervasive in our daily lives than one may think. Spotify and Netflix use AI to recommend songs, films or television shows whic...
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