5 Core Principles of AI Ethics: The UK provides an artificial intelligence code of ethics that could be a framework for countries around the globe.

Author:Tahmincioglu, Eve
Position:THE CHARACTER OF THE CORPORATION: Ethics of Technology

The UK government published a report last year on the ethics of artificial intelligence that many see as a strong framework for artificial intelligence (AI) adoption. A key recommendation from the report calls for a cross-sector AI code to be formed, a code that a could be adopted around the globe.

"An ethical approach ensures the public trusts this technology and sees the benefits of using it. It will also prepare them to challenge its misuse," writes Lord Tim Clement-Jones, the chairman of the House of Lords Select Committee on AI that commissioned the UK report, (https://publications.parliament.uk/ pa/ld201719/ldselect/ldai/100/10002.htm)

The report includes 5 Core Principles:

* AI should be developed for the common good and benefit of humanity.

* AI should operate on principles of intelligibility and fairness.

* AI should not be used to diminish the data rights or privacy of individuals, families or communities.

* All citizens should have the right to be educated to enable them to flourish mentally, emotionally and economically alongside artificial intelligence.

* The autonomous power to hurt, destroy or deceive human beings should never be vested in AI.

Here are some other important conclusions from the report:

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.

Individuals need to be able to have greater personal control over their data, and the way in which it is used. The ways in which data is gathered and accessed needs to change, so that everyone can have fair and reasonable access to data, while citizens and consumers can protect their privacy and personal agency...

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