It’s remarkable how much technology has changed the way we live and work over the last decade or two. Digital technologies, powered by the cloud, have made us smarter and more productive, transforming how we communicate, learn, shop and play. And this is just the beginning. Advances in artificial intelligence (AI) are giving rise to computing systems that can see, hear, learn and reason, creating new opportunities to improve education and healthcare, address poverty and achieve a more sustainable future
But these rapid technology changes also raise complex questions about the impact they will have on other aspects of society: jobs, privacy, safety, inclusiveness and fairness. When AI augments human decision-making, how can we ensure that it treats everyone fairly, and is safe and reliable? How do we respect privacy? How can we ensure people remain accountable for systems that are becoming more intelligent and powerful?
Source: Extract from Executive Summary