Able to systematically process, analyze, and transform data at a speed and scale far beyond human capabilities, artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to augment human health, prosperity, comfort, and knowledge. AI failures, however, could derail this potential. Reaping the benefits of AI requires managing the risks of AI failures and the use of AI for malevolent purposes. Assessing these risks requires considering not only failures of the AI itself, but how the AI will interact with people and organizations and then identifying approaches to managing these risks. The following discussion outlines concepts for both hard power and soft power approaches to managing risks associated with AI.
School Authors: Aaron Mannes