Similar to raising a teenager, responsible humans need a heightened awareness of why and how Artificial Intelligence(AI) is behaving and take action of the known and unknown. Human cognition can be simulated with AI in computers. In comparison with human error, computers have glitches, as we call them in the Information Technology field. The glitches could have catastrophic effects if we don’t reign in and take time to analyze why and how the machine produced these behaviors. Recent publications report that chatbots developed a language that only machines understood. Algorithms that were not designed and developed by humans produced results that humans couldn’t explain. Behaviors that can’t be explained by the engineer are all unacceptable and need to be reigned in and fully analyzed, as well as tested thoroughly before we can have a warm fuzzy feeling. The testing method I am referring to is what we all learned in high school Science class which is to apply the Scientific Method.
Accountability for human carelessness and flaws when relating to Artificial Intelligence needs to be a commitment.
Artificial Intelligence took years to get to the masses and is still a work in progress. I remember reading the consulting group, Gartner’s publications 20+ years ago about how AI would be a part of my future. It has been exciting to watch how it is currently being used in a variety of fields where human limitations are now enhanced by AI capabilities. I will continue to monitor the advancements and discoveries as we learn more about AI, I count on you to do the same.