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The Ethics of AI on Next Next


Is it ethical to imbue machines with consciousness? Is it even possible to do so? 

To begin untangling this technological and moral skein, and possibly sketch a path toward policies that could help us avoid mistakes, we talked to five experts—a scientist, a philosopher, an ethicist, an engineer, and a humanist—about the implications of AI research and our obligations as human developers.

It should come as no suprise that we got as many different approaches to the issue as we had experts. But far from talking at cross-purposes, this chorus of voices created a firm foundation for a continued discussion. 

Read The Ethics of AI on Lab's thought platform, Next Next. 

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