Our society is in the middle of the AI revolution. We discuss several applications of AI, in particular medical causality, where deep-learning neural networks screen through big data bases, extracting associations between a patient’s condition and possible causes. While beneficial in medicine, several questionable AI trading strategies have emerged in finance. Though advantages in many aspects of our lives, serious threats of AI exist. We suggest several regulatory measures to reduce these threats. We further discuss whether ‘full AI robots’ should be programmed with a virtual consciousness and conscience. While this would reduce AI threats via motivational control, other threats such as the desire for AI—human socioeconomic equality could prove detrimental.
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Meissner, G. Artificial intelligence: consciousness and conscience. AI & Soc 35, 225–235 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00146-019-00880-4
- Artificial intelligence
- Deep-learning neural networks
- Social robots