Top Bishop in Church of England Issues ‘Ten Commandments of Artificial Intelligence’

A top bishop in the Church of England issued his “Ten Commandments of artificial intelligence,” during a major policy debate in London last week, based on the importance of trust and ethics in the evolving technology.

The Rt. Rev. Steven Croft, the Lord Bishop of Oxford who is a member of the House of Lords Select Committee on artificial intelligence, spoke last week at the Westminster eForum Keynote Seminar, artificial intelligence and Robotics: Innovation, Funding and Policy Priorities.

Croft came up with a 10-point plan following a debate on trust, ethics, and cybersecurity, the Internet of Business website reported, which he presented before government, academics and business representatives from around the world.

The so-called “10 Commandments of AI” begin with the call for AI to be “designed for all, and benefit humanity.”

“AI should operate on principles of transparency and fairness, and be well signposted,” the list continues.

“AI should not be used to transgress the data rights and privacy of individuals, families, or communities.”

Next, it calls for the application of AI to be aimed at reducing “inequality of wealth, health, and opportunity.”

“AI should not be used for criminal intent, nor to subvert the values of our democracy, nor truth, nor courtesy in public discourse,” the fifth commandment reads.

“The primary purpose of AI should be to enhance and augment, rather than replace, human labor and creativity,” positions the sixth.

“All citizens have the right to be adequately educated to flourish mentally, emotionally, and economically in a digital and artificially intelligent world,” states the seventh.

The eight commandment insists that AI “should never be developed or deployed separately from consideration of the ethical consequences of its applications.”

The ninth commandment reads: “The autonomous power to hurt or destroy should never be vested in artificial intelligence.”

Finally, the 10th commandments calls on governments to ensure “that the best research and application of AI is directed toward the most urgent problems facing humanity.”

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Source: Christian Post