Needs-aware Artificial Intelligence: AI that 'Serves [Human] Needs'

Ryan Watkins, Soheil Human

Publication: Working/Discussion PaperWU Working Paper

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Many boundaries are, and will continue to, shape the future of Artificial Intelligence (AI). We push on these boundaries in order to make progress, but they are both pliable and resilient--always creating new boundaries of what AI can (or should) achieve. Among these are technical boundaries (such as processing capacity), psychological boundaries (such as human trust in AI systems), ethical boundaries (such as with AI weapons), and conceptual boundaries (such as the AI people can imagine). It is within this final category that we find the construct of needs and the limitations that our current concept of need places on the future AI.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationVienna
PublisherWU Vienna University of Economics and Business
Publication statusPublished - 2022

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