"The Trustworthy AI story is a marketing narrative invented by industry. [...] Hence the Trustworthy AI narrative is, in reality, about developing future markets and using ethics debates as elegant public decorations for a large-scale investment strategy [...].

We are in a rapid historical transition that is taking place at many levels simultaneously. The window of opportunity within which we can control the future of AI will close in a few years' time."



This very grim outlook on ethics in AI by Professor Metzinger is a must read and reminds me a lot of the debate @aral is having for some time now about the distinction between "ethical design" and "surveillance capitalism decoration".

@malteengeler Thanks for the heads up and the shout out, Malte :)

@malteengeler I have a sneaky suspicion that I just can’t be any other way :)

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