Inteligencia artificial y democracia

Publicado por Alberto Gómez Aparicio en Enlaces, Inteligencia Artificial, privacidad, protección datos, sociedad

Me ha gustado mucho esta entrevista publicada en el MIT Technology Review: Why AI is a threat to democracy—and what we can do to stop it.

Presenta muchos conceptos interesantes:

  • La idea de G-MAFIA (Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, IBM, and Apple): personalmente nunca había pensado en meter a Apple y a IBM en esta lista.
  • La pregunta de analizar hacia dónde nos dirigimos cuando los sistemas son los que toman las decisiones:

we’re heading into a situation in which systems will be making choices for us. And we have to stop and ask ourselves what happens when those systems put aside human strategy in favor of something totally unknown to us.

  • El reto que presenta que la inversión en Investigación y Desarrollo (R&D) venga del sector privado y no del público:

We’re starting to see the negative effects of the tension between doing research that’s in the best interest of humanity and making investors happy.

  • El cambio en la reglas del juego que supone que China tenga una estrategia de país a través de un fondo soberano, y que tenga una aproximanción radicalmente diferente sobre la privacidad y la protección de datos.

China has a sovereign wealth fund devoted to fundamental basic research in AI. They’re throwing huge amounts of money at AI. And they have a totally different idea than the US when it comes to privacy and data.

 

Then they have the Belt and Road Initiative, which looks like a traditional infrastructure program but is partly also digital. It isn’t just about building roads and bridges; it’s also about building 5G networks and laying fiber, and about mining and refining data abroad.

  • El contexto sobre el sistema de Scoring estilo Black Mirror:

Self-reporting and monitoring behavior within villages and communities has been part of Chinese culture forever. The social credit score kind of just automates that.

  • El tremendo desafío que supone que nuestros fundamentos sociales vayan a una velocidad distinta que nuestro desarrollo tecnológico:

The problem is our technology has become more and more sophisticated, but our thinking on what is free speech and what does a free market economy look like has not become as sophisticated.

The developmental track of AI is a problem, and every one of us has a stake. […]. So what should everyday people do? Be more aware of who’s using your data and how.

Muy interesante la entrevista. De verdad. Lectura obligada.