The Ethical Dilemma of AI: Save the World or Forsake It?

Author(s): Tim Huckaby

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the processing capabilities of speed, scale, and capacity far beyond that of humans. As computers become more powerful, Machine learning (ML) the “brains” behind AI become exponentially more powerful.
• Can that power always be trusted to be fair and neutral?
• Can that power be trusted to protect your privacy within civic, state and federal laws worldwide?
• Can the government hysteria of removing facial recognition technology from authorities like the police make me less safe against terrorism?
• When Google’s Photos service uses AI on my personal photos to identify people, locations, objects and scenes and consequently targets internet advertising at me based on that AI is it an invasion of my privacy?