AI must never be given autonomous power to hurt, destroy or deceive humans, a new parliamentary report exploring the development of this planet-changing technology has advised.
Ethics need to be put at the centre of the development of the emerging technology, according to the House of Lords Artificial Intelligence Committee.
With Britain poised to become a world leader in the controversial technological field international safeguards need to be set in place, the study said.
Peers state that AI needs to be developed for the common good and that the ‘autonomous power to hurt, destroy or deceive human beings should never be vested in artificial intelligence’.
The report also stressed that AI should also not be used to diminish the data rights of individuals, and people ‘should have the right to be educated to enable them to flourish mentally, emotionally and economically alongside artificial intelligence’.
The report stated: ‘Many jobs will be enhanced by AI, many will disappear and many new, as yet unknown jobs, will be created. ‘Significant Government investment in skills and training will be necessary to mitigate the negative effects of AI. Retraining will become a lifelong necessity.’
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