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The Ethics of Computer Science: This Researcher Has a Controversial Proposal

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AI person and vehicle recognition

AI vehicle- and person-recognition software is at the centre of an ethical debate.

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In the midst of growing public concern over artificial intelligence (AI), privacy and the use of data, Brent Hecht has a controversial proposal: the computer-science community should change its peer-review process to ensure that researchers disclose any possible negative societal consequences of their work in papers, or risk rejection.

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