AI NOW Institute, “a research institute examining the social implications of artificial intelligence”, based at the New York University with researchers from Google and Microsoft, published their 2018 Report. The report highlights many dangers of AI and recommends regulation by the States, insisting that ethics is not enough.
It has been a dramatic year in AI. From Facebook potentially inciting ethnic cleansing in Myanmar, to Cambridge Analytica seeking to manipulate elections, to Google building a secret censored search engine for the Chinese, to anger over Microsoft contracts with ICE, to multiple worker uprisings over conditions in Amazon’s algorithmically managed warehouses — the headlines haven’t stopped. And these are just a few examples among hundreds.
AI NOW collaborated with SHARE Labs earlier to analyze Amazon’s Echo: