Imagine sitting down at your desk to work and automatically your favorite tunes start playing, the lights and temperatures adjust to your preferences, and your choice coffee drink is delivered to your desk. This type of automation is not too far off. In the next generation, a lot of daily life will fall under the control of software, enabling automatic interoperability and human interaction with real-time content.
In Engadget’s recent Public Access article The Importance of Seeing Beyond Our Perspective, Monique Morrow, CTO New Frontiers Engineering at Cisco and Co-Chair of Mixed Reality Committee of The IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems, shares concerns of a software-mediated, automated world.
While convenient, this type of automation creates ethical dilemmas. In this software-mediated world people only see, hear, and experience what they want to, keeping people in their comfort zones. But it is important for people to move outside their comfort zones. In her article, Monique raises many questions on ethical issues around artificial intelligence and automation. These ethical questions are very important to address as technology continues to advance. The IEEE has established the IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems, so that stakeholders can gather and discuss these important questions.