It feels like we're bombarded with the threat of automation intended to replace us by doing our jobs. I can barely wrap my around it all and don't understand how replacing workers is helping the economy or environment.
I found this and it looked interesting...
An Intelligence in Our Image The Risks of Bias and Errors in Artificial Intelligence
Algorithms and Artificial Intelligence Agents Influence Many Areas of Life Today
This Reliance on Artificial Agents Carries Risks that Have Caused Concern
- In particular, these artificial agents influence the news articles read and associated advertising, access to credit and capital investment, risk assessments for convicts, and others.
- The potential for bias is one concern. Algorithms give the illusion of being unbiased but are written by people and trained on socially generated data. So they can encode and amplify human biases. Use of artificial agents in sentencing and other legal contexts is one area in particular that has caused concerns about bias.
- Another concern is that increasing reliance on artificial agents is fueling the rapid automation of jobs, even jobs that would seem to rely heavily on human intelligence, such as journalism and radiology.
- Among other risks are the possibility of hacked reward functions (an issue with machine learning) and the inability to distinguish among cultural differences.