Revealing the Risks
Like all transformational technologies, applications of digital intelligence can create unintended consequences. Huge repositories of data, including sensitive personal information, can introduce profound risks to privacy and an attractive target for cybercriminals. Algorithms that learn from human decisions can replicate bias and discrimination in their own decision making. At the most basic level, even best practices for collection, validation, and use of data remain to be agreed upon by those who regulate and insure the safety of digital technologies.
These threats can pose challenges to human safety and well-being at both the individual and societal levels. It is critical that we understand and address them now, so that digital intelligence delivers the greatest possible benefit to humanity and leaves no one behind or harmed. DSRI is working urgently toward that goal.