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What AI Experts Fear from AI Posted on : Jul 22 - 2021

Rogue AIs. Algorithmic bias. Job losses. These are some of the outcomes that AI developers fear will come from their work, according to a new report issued today by the Deloitte AI Institute and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Titled “Investing in trustworthy AI,” the 82-page report from Deloitte and the Chamber Technology Engagement Center sought to identify the concerns that technology experts have when it comes to the adoption of AI, as well as highlight the impact that government investment in AI can have on the emerging technology.

Algorithmic bias and a lack of humans in decision loops are concerns for about two-thirds of the 250 people who participated in the survey. Another 60% identified “rogue or unanticipated behavior” of autonomous agents as a threat, while 56% said the lack of explainability of algorithms was a concern.

“Perceived, and actual, discrimination by AI systems undermines the confidence individuals have in whether they are being given a fair opportunity when AI is involved,” the report stated. “Bias has the potential to be introduced, intentionally and unintentionally, throughout the lifecycle of the AI system, including during deployment.”

The tech experts surveyed by Deloitte and the Chamber favor government intervention to address concerns about the rise of AI, as well as to help guide the development of new products using AI-based techniques. View More