‘Sense of urgency’ as top tech players seek AI ethical rules

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‘Sense of urgency’ as top tech players seek AI ethical rules

The likes of Credit Suisse and Facebook try to thrash out guidelines for a time when machines make human decisions

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Top players in global tech companies kicked off work on Monday to draw up global ethical standards related to data and artificial intelligence, with Microsoft’s president voicing a “sense of urgency”.

About two dozen high-ranking representatives of the global and Swiss economies, as well as scientists and academics, met in Geneva for the first Swiss Global Digital Summit aimed at seeking agreement on ethical guidelines to steer technological development.

The participants, including the heads of Credit Suisse, UBS and Adecco, and high-level representatives from Facebook, Google, Huawei and IBM, are due to meet again at the World Economic Forum in Davos next January...

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