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    30th Dec, 2023

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Explosion of digital-age technologies is set to revolutionise the future. But global leadership needs to reflect upon the ethics of AI.

Global Concerns on Artificial Intelligence (AI)

  • GPAI Summit and Modi's Concerns: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Global Partnership on AI (GPAI) Summit, emphasizing India's role in the AI ecosystem.
  • AI Advancements and Global Anxiety: The exponential growth of AI, big data, and robotics raises global apprehensions.
  • Global Declarations on Responsible AI: International forums, including the G-20 Summit and the Vatican, advocate for a "Responsible Human-Centric AI."

Ethical Dimensions in the Age of AI

  • Pope Francis' New Year Message: Pope Francis highlights AI's impact on justice, harmony, and peace. He poses urgent questions about the ethical consequences, emphasizing the need to preserve human values like inclusion, transparency, and equity.
  • Philosophical and Moral Challenges: AI's rapid progress challenges traditional reason and ethical foundations. In the Meta era, ethical interventions are lacking. Leaders stress the importance of addressing AI's implications on humanity's social, legal, philosophical, spiritual, and moral aspects.
  • Henry Kissinger's Warning: The gap between AI creators and those considering its broader implications. The book "The Age of AI" underscores the need for ethical contemplation in AI development.

Urgency for "Algorethics" - The Ethics of AI

  • Leadership Call for "Algorethics": Leaders like Modi and Pope Francis emphasize "algorethics," urging global leadership to pause and consider the ethical dimensions of AI. The urgency lies in creating ethical frameworks for AI development.
  • Meta Era Challenges: The transition to the Meta era lacks the philosophical, moral, and ethical foundations witnessed during past transformative technological advancements. The call for "algorethics" becomes imperative in shaping the AI-driven future.
  • Global Reflection on AI Ethics: World leadership needs to address the ethical implications of AI, ensuring a harmonious coexistence with humanity's core values.
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