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RealDarrellWest22 karma

yes, but not for the reasons he gives. The risk is not human enslavement but basic threats to fairness, bias, transparency, and human safety.

RealDarrellWest13 karma

In our book, we argue AI is the transformative technology of our time. It refers to automated software than can learn and adapt as circumstances change. It is different from conventional software of the past. For info on key AI terms, see our Brookings glossary at https://www.brookings.edu/blog/techtank/2020/07/13/the-brookings-glossary-of-ai-and-emerging-technologies/

RealDarrellWest11 karma

Sophisticated machines will take jobs, especially at the entry level. It will create other jobs, but many people will not have the job skills necessary for those positions. People will need to engage in lifelong learning in which they take courses to improve their job skills at age 30, 40, 50, and 60.

RealDarrellWest9 karma

Some communities are banning facial recognition when used by law enforcement or advocating for a moratorium until we gain a better understanding of its impact. We can limit its usage in law enforcement settings, set time limits on how long images can be stored, require disclosure when FR is being used in public settings such as stores. Read our Brookings report on 10 ways people can protect themselves from FR at https://www.brookings.edu/research/10-actions-that-will-protect-people-from-facial-recognition-software/

RealDarrellWest8 karma

Many studies have found evidence of bias in AI. This is a big problem we need to address. We need to bring anti-discrimination laws into the digital space and enforce existing rules. Organizations also should consider audits by independent firms of their AI applications to make sure there is little disparate impact across groups.