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Senior Fellows and Board of Advisors Insight Pieces

AIEI insights showcases the latest blogs, interviews, and more from Carnegie Council senior fellows and AIEI board of advisors.

We can’t walk blindly into the Metaverse

We can’t walk blindly into the Metaverse

In this opinion article originally appearing on Fortune.com, Carnegie Council Senior Fellow Wendell Wallach discusses the limitations of human connectivity in the Metaverse and cautions against walking blindly into these virtual spaces

Why Are We Failing at the Ethics of AI?

Why Are We Failing at the Ethics of AI?

As you read this, AI systems and algorithmic technologies are being embedded and scaled far more quickly than existing governance frameworks (i.e., the rules of the road) are evolving. While it is clear that AI systems offer opportunities across various areas of life, what amounts to a responsible perspective on their ethics and governance is yet to be realized. This should be setting off alarm bells across society.

7 Myths of Using the Term “Human on the Loop”: “Just What Do You Think You Are Doing, Dave?”

7 Myths of Using the Term “Human on the Loop”: “Just What Do You Think You Are Doing, Dave?”

As AI systems are being leveraged and scaled, frequently calls are made for, “meaningful human control” or “meaningful human interaction on the loop.” Originally an engineering term, requiring a human “in the loop” who could halt systems, the term “on the loop”  or “nearby the loop” has been co-opted by policymakers in order to distance humans further from systems. We think that putting into practice the notion that any human in, on, or nearby the loop would be able to oversee complex systems, particularly those including AI, could lead to potentially disastrous consequences.

Are You Actually Interested in the Ethics of AI

Are You Actually Interested in the Ethics of AI

Ethical principles are broad and general, while every individual application of artificial intelligence (AI) is concrete and specific. How to operationalize ethical principles in practice is a challenge for anyone involved in developing AI.

Technosocial Contract

The “Technosocial Contract” is a new content series that examines the 21st-century relationship between technologies and society.

Why the Social Contract Must Become the Technosocial Contract

Let’s Start a Conversation About the Technosocial Contract

The last 30 years have seen a rising tide of technological mediation of individual lives. Half of the planet has Internet access, and international organizations are driving initiatives to connect the rest. The last 10 years have demonstrated accelerating change for artificial intelligence breakthroughs. Investment has reached $40 billion annually and will likely continue to increase heavily.

Research Articles

A digital library of the latest research and publications at the intersection of AI and equality curated by Carnegie Council senior fellows and AIEI board of advisors.

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