Ethical Concerns of AI

Original article was published by Kathleen Walch on Artificial Intelligence on Medium


Artificial Intelligence is seen by many as a great transformative tech. Will AI systems one day drive us around? Do our laundry? Mow our lawn? Raise our kids? Fight wars? Write these articles? Create political advertisements? These questions make people shift from thinking purely about the functional capabilities to the ethics behind creating such powerful and potentially life-consequential technologies. As such, it makes sense to spend time considering what we want these systems to do and make sure we address ethical questions now so that we build these systems with the common good of humanity in mind.

Will AI replace human workers?

The most immediate concern for many is that AI-enabled systems will replace workers across a wide range of industries. AI brings mixed emotions and opinions when referenced in the context of jobs. However, it’s becoming increasingly clear that AI is not a job killer, but rather, a job category killer.