Several large tech companies have entered into contracts with the military to develop algorithms that could be used to identify people in live video feeds and potentially target them for autonomous drone attacks. These contracts have caused outrage in many circles and have led people to question whether AI should be pursued at all.
- [Instructor] It's one thing to have to pay attention…to other traffic and directions when you're driving…your SUV down the freeway, but it's another thing…when you're driving your nine foot tall,…18 ton MRAP, that's a mine resistant ambush…protected military truck, down a desert road…and you also have to look out for hostile fire…and road side bombs.…And so the military has a long history of working…to relieve Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors, and Marines…of unnecessary distractions so as to free up…their cognitive bandwidth and devote it…to more life and death decisions, like whether…an object on the road is a likely threat.…
Going back to World War II, the military was key…in developing technology such as radar,…infrared sensing and GPS among others,…all of which have gone on to play critical roles…in a civilian technology after the war.…And this same thing is true of the military's…role in artificial intelligence.…The military is a strong proponent of AI…and a major user, and that raises the question…about exactly what is the military doing with AI.…
- Bias in AI
- Navigating the social challenges of AI
- Moral reasoning and relational ethics
- General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and AI
- Discrimination in data
- Liability and AI
- AI in life-and-death situations
- Confronting the challenges of AI as a developer, executive, and consumer
Skill Level Intermediate
1. The Context for AI
2. Technical Challenges of AI
3. Social Challenges of AI
4. Legal Challenges of AI
5. Safety Challenges of AI
AI in the military4m 36s
6. Confronting the Challenges of AI
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