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Power in AI

Arguably more than any massive transformational technological epoch, AI has required more scrutiny of its ethical implications because of its breadth, real or perceived lack of explainability, and the uniquely dramatic impact it can have on people’s daily lives. But ultimately, when we talk about ethics in AI, so often what we’re really talking about is power—who wields it, who doesn’t, and what that means for humanity. Power in AI, it turns out, amplifies all of the power structures (and disempowerment structures) that already exist in business, government, and society. Through the lens of power, we’ve found fresh insight for ourselves that we hope translates to the page, for you the reader.

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      AI ethics is all about power

      AI ethics is all about power

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      VentureBeat - Khari Johnson

      At the Common Good in the Digital Age tech conference recently held in Vatican City, Pope Francis urged Facebook executives, venture capitalists, and government regulators to be wary of the impact of AI and other technologies. “If mankind’s so-called technological progress were to become an enemy …

      When AI is a tool and when it’s a weapon

      When AI is a tool and when it’s a weapon

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      VentureBeat - Seth Colaner

      The immense capabilities artificial intelligence is bringing to the world would have been inconceivable to past generations. But even as we marvel at the incredible power these new technologies afford, we’re faced with complex and urgent questions about the balance of benefit and harm. When most …

      AI in patent law: Enabler or hindrance?

      AI in patent law: Enabler or hindrance?

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      VentureBeat - Kyle Wiggers

      Filing a patent is the clerical equivalent of pulling teeth — at least in the U.S. It first requires inventors to determine the type of intellectual property (IP) protection they require (i.e., utility, design, or plant). Then they’re on the hook to conduct a United States Patent and Trademark …

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      VB Special Issue: Power in AI

      VB Special Issue: Power in AI

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      Arguably more than any massive transformational technological epoch, AI has required more scrutiny of its ethical implications because of its breadth, real or perceived lack of explainability, and the uniquely dramatic impact it can have on people’s daily lives. But ultimately, when we talk about ethics in AI, so often what we’re really talking about is power — who wields it, who doesn’t, and what that means for humanity. Power can be won, or taken away. Power can be given, or taken back. And power in AI, it turns out, amplifies all of the power structures (and disempowerment structures) that already exist in business, government, and society. Through the lens of power, we’ve found fresh insight for ourselves that we hope translates to the page, for you the reader.

      Catch up on the latest AI news on VentureBeat

      Catch up on the latest AI news on VentureBeat

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      VB Staff June 16, 2022 6:20 AM William Cowell de Gruchy, Infogrid June 2, 2022 11:07 AM Tim Wurth, Intrado May 30, 2022 1:07 PM TJ Sullivan, Digital Remedy May 30, 2022 9:07 AM George Lawton May 26, 2022 10:24 AM Junta Nakai, Databricks May 24, 2022 11:07 AM Sean Michael Kerner May 24, 2022 10:30 AM Sean …