Is it possible for AI to have ethical behavior
This is the public question that has so many people worried about the implementation of AI robots in life. But it is also a magical question. By magical, we do not mean entertaining.
The question is designed to have the public look one way while the AI hackers do something else in the opposite direction. The simple answer to the above question is that AI will only have the ethics required by its employer and their programmer.
Being ethical is a choice
To be ethical one must choose that standard of living. It cannot be programmed into a human. This is one reason why so many people are backing the AI industry. They get to program the behavior they want to see in their employees.
The business gets better control over their workforce. They also get something else.
It’s all about money
There is another reason why businesses are leaping on to the AI bandwagon. They get to save money. It has little to do with ethics and more to do with the ethical principles of the creators, the programmers, and the business owner.
A discussion on AI and ethics is moot when the foundation for ethical AI robots is built un unethical ideas and principles. Businesses want the public distracted as they employ more robots to save on costs and boost their profits. It is not about the benefits to society in general.
Keep AI away from the cheerleaders
Cheerleaders only lead the cheers and get people focused on only one aspect of the game. They are very limited in their perspective and do not see the bigger picture surrounding the sport they are employed.
The same goes for AI and its cheerleaders. They are focused and get people to focus on only a small part of what AI can do. They keep the eyes of the public off the reality and bigger picture. They are also naïve at best as they ignore the negative issues and focus only on the good.
The real issue
The real issue is not whether or not AI can be ethical. That is another moot issue. AI robots are programmable. A certain amount of ethics can be programmed into these units. But because they are programmable, those ethical principals can be changed at a later date. Once AI is accepted by the public, there is no limit on what can be done to the AI units
The real fear
Is not the publicly stated fear. That AI robots could ‘free themselves’ and take over the world. But the people behind the push for AI robots’ involvement in life. Their agenda is what people should fear.
The question then is not about AI and ethics, but why do these people hate humanity so much. Why do they want to take so much from the public?
AI can be a good thing for society if used right and by the right people. But in the hands of the wrong people, we have a lot to fear.