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MIT News | 01.10.17

MIT Media Lab to participate in $27 million initiative on AI ethics and governance

Joi Ito

D&S advisor Joi Ito was quoted in this MIT Media Lab press release about the AI joint initiative with the Berkman Center.

“AI’s rapid development brings along a lot of tough challenges,” explains Joi Ito, director of the MIT Media Lab. “For example, one of the most critical challenges is how do we make sure that the machines we ‘train’ don’t perpetuate and amplify the same human biases that plague society? How can we best initiate a broader, in-depth discussion about how society will co-evolve with this technology, and connect computer science and social sciences to develop intelligent machines that are not only ‘smart,’ but also socially responsible?”

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