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New issue of Ethical Corporation explores emerging social & economic impacts linked with AI

"Rise of the robots", Jan 2018

...AI [Artificial Intelligence] refers to technologies that try to replicate core human functions...[T]he last year or so has seen something approaching a frenzy of initiatives involving academics, tech companies and governments, aimed at setting standards and guidelines for AI...[M]ost come up with strikingly similar sets of recommendations, which largely boil down to calls for the technology to be harnessed for the benefit of all of humanity, while minimising the risks inherent in its exploitation...DeepMind has an ambitious Ethics and Society initiative while Google has partnered with Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon, IBM and Apple to set up a Partnership on Artificial Intelligence to Benefit People and Society...

... In its recent The Future of Sustainable Business report, the NGO BSR cited AI and automation as key drivers of disruptive change in the workplace in the future, and said companies should take measures now to mitigate their impact...When Nokia changed its phone operating system in 2011, closing phone R&D centres and factories in 13 countries, it developed a comprehensive approach to helping employees find new jobs and to replacing jobs in communities where it had been a major employer...

...The Institute of Business Ethics, together with organisations and technology experts, has identified the 10 founding values and principles that should form the framework for the use of artificial intelligence in business. This framework, which goes by the acronym ARTIFICIAL, will help to guide decision-making...[refers to Accenture, AT&T, Danone, Infosys, KPMG, Mars, Sodexo, Telestra, Thomson Reuters & UCAS]