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Human Values for Artificial Intelligence

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Unless we act now to ensure that AI's development is guided by human-centric principles, we will almost certainly regret it.

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There is no doubt that artificial intelligence (AI) poses a daunting set of operational, ethical, and regulatory challenges, and addressing them will be far from straightforward. It remains impossible to predict all the ways AI will reshape human lives and civilization. With stakes this high, the future of the technology cannot be left to AI researchers, let alone tech CEOs.

While heavy-handed regulation is not the answer, the current regulatory vacuum must be filled. That process demands the kind of broad-based global engagement that is increasingly shaping efforts to combat climate change.

From Project Syndicate
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