Why Human Values can’t be taught to Artificial Intelligence (via Slate)

Artificial Intelligence , Culture, Philosophy, and Humanity , Digital Ethics , Human Futures and AI

“How to be good” is how Adam Elkus titled his recent article published on Slate, touching an important topic. Quote:


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“Or, in other words, ‘computers can act intelligently to the degree that humans act mechanically.’ Lots of human activities (like voting, greeting, praying, shopping, or writing a love letter) are ‘polymorphic’—socially shaped based on an understanding of how society expects the action to be performed. Often, we execute these contextual activities mechanically because no one bothers to question their status as socially expected behavior. One paper on modeling the evolution of norms was appropriately titled ‘learning to be thoughtless.’”

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Gabriele Ruttloff


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