People Will Not Be Rendered Jobless Because Of Robots: Satya Nadella

According to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, people would not be rendered completely jobless by robots even in the situation of a “runaway Artificial Intelligence (AI)” scenario.

Nadella said during an interview that people will always desire to have a job that provides them “dignity” and added that instead that the focus should be on the ethical application of AI technology.

“What I think needs to be done in 2018 is more dialogue around the ethics, the principles that we can use for the engineers and companies that are building AI, so that the choices we make don’t cause us to create systems with bias. that’s the tangible thing we should be working on,” he was quoted as saying.

The process of identification of bias in a range of different AI algorithms is being sought to be automated by a tool hat Microsoft is developing according to a report published in MIT Technology Review on May 25.

The tool that is being developed by Microsoft would \enable to aid business making use of AI and not being discriminatory against certain groups of people inadvertently.

Rich Caruna, a senior researcher at Microsoft who is working on the bias-detection dashboard, was quoted as saying by MIT Technology Review, that the tool would help AI researchers to identify more instances of bias even though the tool might not be able to nullify all of the problem of unfairness that could sneak into Machine-Learning models altogether.

“Of course, we can’t expect perfection – there’s always going to be some bias undetected or that can’t be eliminated – the goal is to do as well as we can,” he said.

Nadella believes that Microsoft was on “the right side of history” because the business model of Microsoft is based on the payment of customers for their services.

“Our business model is based on our customers being successful, and if they are successful they will pay us. So we are not one of these transaction-driven or ad-driven or marketplace-driven economies,” the Microsoft chief was quoted as saying.

“What I think needs to be done in 2018 is more dialogue around the ethics, the principles that we can use for the engineers and companies that are building AI, so that the choices we make don’t cause us to create systems with bias. that’s the tangible thing we should be working on,” he was quoted as saying.

“Our business model is based on our customers being successful, and if they are successful they will pay us. So we are not one of these transaction-driven or ad-driven or marketplace-driven economies,” the Microsoft chief was quoted as saying.

(Adapted from TheKhaleejTimes.com)

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