Should Artificial Intelligence Be Regulated?

Issues in Science and Technology (issues.org), Summer 2017

6 Pages Posted: 25 Jul 2017

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Amitai Etzioni

The George Washington University

Oren Etzioni

Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence

Date Written: June 27, 2017

Abstract

Three kinds of people call for the regulation of artificial intelligence:

A) Those who believe that robots will come to dominate us. We show that these concerns are too speculative to slow down a field that saves many lives, for instances of driving.

B) Those who fear that autonomous weapons will turn on their makers and are unethical. We suggest that one should try to gain an international agreement to ban fully autonomous weapons.

C) There are those who are concerned that AI will kill many jobs and create few new ones. We wonder if the response may not require a major cultural change.

Suggested Citation

Etzioni, Amitai and Etzioni, Oren, Should Artificial Intelligence Be Regulated? (June 27, 2017). Issues in Science and Technology (issues.org), Summer 2017. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2993506

Amitai Etzioni (Contact Author)

The George Washington University ( email )

2100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Suite 4058
Washington, DC 20037
United States

Oren Etzioni

Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence ( email )

615 Westlake Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
United States

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