Ethical misuse of AI, a threat to human intelligence?
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Ethical misuse of AI, a threat to human intelligence?

Jul 20, 2023, 4:54 AM
OpinYon News Team

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How can we produce machines or programs that certain qualities that the human mind has including the ability to understand language, recognize pictures, solve problems, and learn?

The University of the Philippines (UP) had summarized the practice of responsible Artificial Intelligence (AI) into 10 key principles.

These are: Public good; Everyone should benefit from AI; Meaningful Human Control; Transparency, Fairness; Safety; Environment Friendly; Collaboration; Accountability, and Governance.

UP has defined AI as the study of how to produce machines that have some of the qualities that the human mind has, such as the ability to understand language, recognize pictures, solve problems, and learn.

Like many technological advancements, AI holds great potential in changing the way the world works but with its advancements also comes the rise of use and misuse of AI.

“The 2023 AI Index Report reports that incidents of “ethical misuse of AI has increased 26 times since 2012”. Some experts are worried that people will misuse these systems to spread disinformation.” UP said.

“In education, AI challenges range from systemic bias, inequality for marginalized groups of students, privacy and bias in data collection and processing. Already, many are worried that ChatGPT opens the door to cheating and plagiarism.” UP added.

Thus, UP believes that it is imperative to promote the positive use and mitigate the negatives of AI through the “UP Principles for Responsible Artificial Intelligence”.

Two vital principles UP proposed are accountability and transparency.

“University faculty, researchers, staff and students developing, deploying or operating AI systems should be held accountable for their proper functioning in line with the above principle.” UP said.

“AI systems should be transparent so that people can understand how these systems work and make decisions. Individuals should be informed when AI-enabled tools are being used. The methods should be explainable, to the extent possible, and individuals should be able to understand AI-based outcomes, ways to challenge them, and meaningful remedies to address any harms caused.” UP added.

Partnered with proper utilization, as for advancing public good and ensuring that everyone benefits from it, keeping an eye that AI remains under human control and does not turn the world into a post-apocalyptic science fiction movie, it will remain a tool and not a threat.

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