From Jonah Goldberg at Townhall:
China made it official: By 2020, the government will fully implement a “social credit score” system that will use artificial intelligence and facial recognition technology to monitor, reward and punish virtually every kind of activity based upon ideological criteria — chiefly, loyalty to the state.
It doesn’t take a science-fiction writer to imagine where these trends can go. Right now, the decisions made about the rebellious driver and little Alfie are being made by humans. But will that always be the case? AI systems can send people to jail and make decisions about withholding care quite easily. Just ask the Chinese. Indeed, the humans making these decisions are just following the legal and bureaucratic equivalent of algorithms anyway. More.
This is a far more likely and far more serious problem than fears that AI instruments will acquire personalities. Think about it: We must persuade human beings to spend their lives on boring surveillance and control of the lives of others. But there is no such problem with technologies that do not have lives anyway. Under the right conditions, they will multiply like weeds. And the personalities behind them are not artificial entities but the usual suspects.
See also: The AI revolution has not happened yet. Probably never will, actually.
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Aw, Facebook, quit blaming AI for your goofs and shady practices One thing to be said for granting personhood to intelligent machines is that we could then blame them for things that go wrong.
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