Artificial Intelligence can be a scary prospect or an exciting one, depending on how you look at it. There's, of course, the stigma around robots and the fear of them destroying humanity propagated by movies and stories, like The Terminator. And though I think a war between the human race and robots is just a bit far-fetched (though who's to say?), I think it's worth taking in consideration the dangers of programming "a sense of morality" into robots. There was that Microsoft Bot on twitter, that after just a couple days, started spewing racist remarks because it was copying the behaviors of those tweeting at it. There's also the example of a self-driving car, that if put in a situation where it had to choose between saving the lives of the people inside it or the people walking in front of it, whose lives should we program the car to try to save? Because AI "morality" would be based on humans' and humans' morality is subjective to the individual, it would be challenging to regulate right and wrong actions for robots.
Dec 16, 2017
Net neutrality is the principle that Internet service providers treat all data on the Internet the same. They don't charge differently based on user, content, website, and platform. Canada has allowed, to some extent, usage-based billing; Chile changed its law to preserve net neutrality, followed by the Netherlands and Slovenia. Opponents of net neutrality claim that regulations deter investment and flexibility in improving broadband infrastructure in a modern marketplace. Today, in the US, the FCC voted to repeal net neutrality. What are your thoughts on this decision? What are the implications and what do you believe will be the effects? Do you support or oppose net neutrality?