Day 28-More cellphones than toilets
The trolley problem in the age of the intelligent machine
The ethical and moral dilemmas posed by automation, AI, and big data are becoming hard to ignore. “Never in the history of humanity have we allowed a machine to autonomously decide who should live and who should die, in a fraction of a second, without real-time supervision,” the Moral Machine researchers concluded. “We are going to cross that bridge any time now,” which, if you’re betting on my opinion, is by 2030. “Before we allow our cars to make ethical decisions, we need to have a global conversation to express our preferences to the companies that will design moral algorithms, and to the policymakers that will regulate them,” The issue is that the ethics and morals of automation cannot be automated or laid out in the algorithmic form.
“Who needs the Paris climate accords when you have 3-D printing?”
What’s essential to grasp about automation, AI, and 3-D printing is that they truly change the rules of the game. Automation redefines the relationship between people and work. AI replaces human mental activity with machine learning and human speech with natural language processing. The 3-D printing technology reconfigures the very way in which buyers and suppliers interact in the economy, and it reshapes our existing transportation ecosystem.
2030 by Mauro.F.Guillen: 162–168