The Cobra Effect of AI Ethics

Beware of what you wish for

The ethics of AI is a booming business, a key trend for 2020, and a recurring subject for this newsletter. However is this flurry of activity that seeks to bring an ethical framework to AI counter productive? Are AI ethics an example of the cobra effect?

The cobra effect is an analogy frequently used by public speakers and smarty pants, but I’ve only rec…

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