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Truly Ethical AI Needs Research to Be Independent from Big Tech


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When workers have power, it creates a layer of checks and balances on the tech billionaires whose whim-driven decisions increasingly affect the entire world.

What regulations need to be in place to protect against unsafe uses of artificial intelligence (AI)? Timnit Gebru believes it all starts with labor protections and antitrust measures.

"Some people find that answer disappointing—perhaps because they expect me to mention regulations specific to the technology itself," Gebru says. However, "...while those are important, the number one thing that would safeguard us from unsafe uses of AI is curbing the power of the companies [that] develop it and increasing the power of those who speak up against the harms of AI and these companies' practices."

From The Guardian
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