'Artificial Intelligence for Social Good' Teaches Safety in AI

 - Jan 18, 2018
References: feifang.info & fastcodesign
Many respected names and companies from within the technology community have voiced their concerns about the ethical quandaries that go in tandem with the rapid advancements in artificial intelligence, so students at Carnegie Mellon University can take 'Artificial Intelligence for Social Good' to learn about the responsibility inherent in creating AI programming. The class, which has been put together by assistant professor Fei Fang, focuses on creating AI that's as ethically and morally powerful as it is technologically powerful.

Fang herself has developed several AI systems with social good in mind. Her work has included image recognition platforms for spotting poachers in Botswana, picking out illegal mining operations using satellite imagery, and protecting passenger ferries from terrorist operations through the use of speedy, autonomous patrol boats.