Ethical artificial intelligence will give Europe a competitive advantage “
The European Commission has defined principles that will make artificial intelligence more ethical, including human supervision, transparency and preservation of information
The European Commission has published guidelines for the development and use of artificial intelligence systems, with the aim of making ethical use of the new technology and making it public trustworthy. The guidelines provide a solution to the fact that artificial intelligence developments raise a number of ethical questions, which fear that such systems may discriminate against some of the population, cause many to lose their jobs and be abused by authoritarian regimes or as part of lethal weapons.
“Artificial intelligence can benefit many sectors, such as health, energy, vehicle safety and financial risk management, which can help identify fraud and allow law enforcement agencies to fight crime more effectively, but it also brings new challenges and raises legal and ethical questions.”
The guidelines defined by the Commission include the requirement that automated systems continue to be monitored by human beings, making processes transparent to the system so that they can be monitored, requiring that they be secure and reliable, and that they comply with privacy and data protection laws. In addition, the guidelines require the application of mechanisms that will make the systems responsible for the consequences of their actions and prevent their misuse, as well as a demand that their actions support basic rights, encourage positive social change and ecological responsibility. In addition, users should be given complete control over their data, so that the data will not be used to discriminate or harm them.
The Commission also said that Europe was behind in terms of investments in artificial intelligence, and that in Europe, only 2.4 to 3.2 billion euros were invested in 2016, compared to 10.9 billion euros in Asia and 20.9 billion euros in North America. According to the Commission, the new guidelines will actually increase private and public investments in the field. The Commission’s strategy aims to increase investment in the field by at least 20 billion euros a year in the coming decade, to make more data available in Europe, to ensure confidence in technology and to foster talent.