Artificial intelligence has finally reached its “hype” phase, with countless experts, real and self-proclaimed gurus, and also generalist newspapers, blogs, magazines becoming more and more attentive to its breath-taking development.
However, the current debate too often falls short of addressing concrete policy challenges: sometimes, the discussion appears trapped into extreme cases such as the “trolley problem” for self-driving cars; or the possibility that artificial general intelligence surpasses human intelligence. This often leads to a rather dystopian view of AI as an existential risk for humanity, and also as an unprecedented job-killer. At the same time, it leaves important ethical, governance and policy questions unaddressed.
This second meeting of the Task Force will focus on issues such as the morals of AI, how to programme machine learning for the good or questions of algorithmic accountability.
Rapporteur: Andrea Renda, Senior Research Fellow, CEPS
This meeting is only open to the members of the Task Force.