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MAY 13, 2022 Article

Ethics As We Know it is Gone. It's Time for Ethics Re-envisioned.

Given the troubling state of international affairs there is reason to be greatly concerned about how ethics is framed or co-opted. To meet this moment, ...

MAY 3, 2022 Article

Why Democracy vs. Autocracy Misses the Point

Today, the world seems to be laser-focused on the struggle of "democracy vs. autocracy," but what if this ideological debate is missing the point? Columbia ...

APR 8, 2022 Article

A New Consensus for a New Era?

As we await the release of the National Security Strategy of the Biden/Harris administration, Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdvev shares an assessment of the birth ...

APR 1, 2022 Article

Money can’t buy you morality

At dephi.allenai.org users are invited to enter descriptions of scenarios, whereupon Delphi – an artificial neural network trained on human moral judgments – responds with ...

FEB 18, 2022 Article

The Techno-Military-Industrial-Academic Complex

The Harvard Strike in the spring of 1969 emerged out of what we students perceived as the university’s complicity in the Vietnam War. After Harvard ...

FEB 17, 2022 Article

Mapping AI & Equality, Part 5: The AI (De-)Legitimation & Distribution Crises

Humanity has entered an inflection point in human history. The convergence of crises caused by climate change, pandemics, structural inequality, and destabilizing technologies all contribute ...

FEB 10, 2022 Article

Mapping AI & Equality, Part 4: Justice, Fairness, & Equal Opportunity

To date, much attention has been directed at ways in which AI can reinforce existing forms of bias including those around race, gender, and disabilities ...

FEB 3, 2022 Article

Mapping AI & Equality, Part 3: AI’s role in altering the human condition and what it means to be human

The current AI discourse revolves around a core question: Will the human condition be improved through AI, or will AI transform the human condition in ...

JAN 27, 2022 Article

Mapping AI & Equality, Part 2: Defining AI & Equality

Artificial Intelligence is a contested term. Generally, it refers to the simulation of human cognitive capabilities (discrete forms of intelligence) by machines. However, there has ...

JAN 27, 2022 Article

If “trust is a must,” three practical things that AI regulators need to do

“On artificial intelligence, trust is a must, not a nice-to-have,” proclaimed Margrethe Vestager, the European Commission’s digital chief, in a statement launching the long-awaited ...