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Former Federal CIO: Artificial Intelligence Will Change the World

Former US chief information officer Vivek Kundra believes that over the next 10 years, the proliferation of artificial intelligence (AI) will result in a technological revolution equivalent to the rise of the Internet.

While Kundra believes that the US government will play a leading role in the digital transformation that AI is set to bring about, he is warning that AI “will have a much more profound impact” in terms of ethics than for instance the decoding of the human genome. In order to address bias in AI, he suggests taking a similar approach as the National Institutes of Health’s strategy for tackling ethical issues connected to the latter project, which involved a call on leading scientists to prioritize these questions.

The ethical implications of AI are bound to play a crucial role in how the technology will be applied in consumer technologies such as self-driving cars, but also in the context of war.

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