Christine Tappolet on CBC News, about the Montreal Declaration for responsible AI development, unveiled Tuesday based on consultations with 100 experts. A report from Roberto Rocha: « Don’t outsource killing to AI, and other principles in the Montreal declaration for ethical tech« .
« It’s important to have recommendations of norms and values that govern new technologies, » said Christine Tappolet, a professor of philosophy at the Université de Montréal and one of the writers of the declaration.
« Systems that detect what emotions people feel, what preferences they have — people may not want these facts known about them, » she added. « This needs to be respected. »
Tappolet is especially concerned with the use of AI in automated weapons that could be programmed to identify targets and kill them.
The declaration contain a principle that « the decision to kill must always be made by human beings, and responsibility for this decision must not be transferred to an AI. »