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Wednesday, August 09, 2017

How Can Humans Keep Control of AI?

This starts with a clear understanding of what AI's, or anything that appears to be autonomous in any way,  is operating, and why it is operating as it does.  This has happened since the dawn of computing.   What is new is the breadth and depth of possible autonomy  Plus its transparency has decreased, this mostly in the last few decades.   Not enough to be dangerous yet today,  but the direction in which this is moving needs to be watched.   We need to understand this more than ever before.

Related, see also more from the Leverhulme Center on AI and the Future of Humanity, tag below.

How Can Humans Keep Control of AI? 
The Nation (Thailand Portal)  Via CACM      August 8, 2017

In an interview, Osaka University president Shojiro Nishio stresses the need to keep artificial intelligence (AI) under human control. Nishio notes a key issue is a lack of human understanding of how an AI arrives at certain answers, and he says a major area for researchers is improving how to check all processes the AI went through. Nishio also says this "black box" problem demands an international response, given that AI will eventually be connected to the Internet and have a global impact. Nishio cites a draft plan from Japan's Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry directing developers to ensure they can explain the results of their AI's judgments, and that they can control their AI. "I am more concerned about what happens if AI produces incorrect answers or develops in a way that humans cannot control," Nishio notes. "That sort of thing happens more and more often as AI starts getting used to real-life situations." .... 

How can humans keep control of AI   By The Yomiuri Shimbun 
Asia News Network , Tokyo

Expectations for artificial intelligence are expanding, and people are making more and more attempts to use AI in a variety of areas, from finance and medical care to manufacturing.
However, some are sounding warning bells and say that AI will eventually exceed the capabilities of humans. Shojiro Nishio, president of Osaka University, has been working on computer research for many years.  He speaks on AI-related arguments and issues we can expect in the future.  .... " 

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