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Artificial Intelligence and the 'Good Society': The US, EU, and UK Approach

24 Pages Posted: 27 Jan 2017 Last revised: 3 May 2017

Corinne J.N. Cath

University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute

Sandra Wachter

University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute

Brent Mittelstadt

University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute

Mariarosaria Taddeo

University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute

Luciano Floridi

University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute

Date Written: December 23, 2016

Abstract

In October 2016, the White House, the European Parliament, and the UK House of Commons each issued a report outlining their visions on how to prepare society for the widespread use of AI. In this article, we provide a comparative assessment of these three reports in order to facilitate the design of policies favourable to the development of a ‘good AI society’. To do so, we examine how each report addresses the following three topics: (a) the development of a ‘good AI society’; (b) the role and responsibility of the government, the private sector, and the research community (including academia) in pursuing such a development; and (c) where the recommendations to support such a development may be in need of improvement. Our analysis concludes that the reports address adequately various ethical, social, and economic topics, but come short of providing an overarching political vision and long-term strategy for the development of a ‘good AI society’. In order to contribute to fill this gap, in the conclusion we suggest a two-pronged approach.

Keywords: Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence, Data Ethics, Good Society, Human Dignity, Politics, Law, Economics

Suggested Citation

Cath, Corinne J.N. and Wachter, Sandra and Mittelstadt, Brent and Taddeo, Mariarosaria and Floridi, Luciano, Artificial Intelligence and the 'Good Society': The US, EU, and UK Approach (December 23, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2906249 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2906249

Corinne Cath (Contact Author)

University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute ( email )

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Sandra Wachter

University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute ( email )

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Brent Mittelstadt

University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute ( email )

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University of Oxford
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Mariarosaria Taddeo

University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute ( email )

1 St. Giles
University of Oxford
Oxford OX1 3PG Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire OX1 3JS
United Kingdom

Luciano Floridi

University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute ( email )

1 St. Giles
University of Oxford
Oxford OX1 3PG Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire OX1 3JS
United Kingdom

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