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Beware of Tech Principles in Sheep’s Clothing

November 10, 2022

In the last few years, a growing movement has advocated “responsible” technology development and use, particularly for artificial intelligence. But as Rob Atkinson writes in The Korea Times, it’s not clear why developing AI-related products is any different than developing vacuum cleaners and cars.

We relied mostly on market forces for companies to produce products that were responsible, because if they did not, they would lose market share. The problem is that many of calls for “responsible” technology go beyond statements of generally agreed-upon principles to advocate for specific, elitist values and agendas.

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