On 3 November 2022 Ouse Valley Branch hosted Professor Jim Norton who spoke on the fascinating and myriad topic of ‘The Ethical Use of Artificial Intelligence’.
Artificial Intelligence does not mean that robots/machines can think or act independently; what they do is based on someone programming them to carry out particular tasks or obey particular instructions.
It follows, therefore, that specific programming is the key to enabling this technology to be appropriately applied across many spheres of life including: medical diagnoses, economic planning and game playing to name but a few. Unfortunately it may be interfered with, thus worldwide governments have vast systems in place to monitor any unethical activity which may threaten their homeland security and to minimise these risks.
Summary by Rosemarie Evans