Navigating the Broader Impacts of AI Research
amarashar's bookmarks 2020-11-30
These efforts reflect a recognition that existing research norms have failed to address the impacts of AI research    , and take place against the backdrop of a larger reckoning with the role of AI in perpetuating injustice     . The changes have been met with both praise and criticism  some within and outside the community see them as a crucial first step towards integrating ethical reflection and review into the research process, fostering necessary changes to protect populations at risk of harm. Others worry that AI researchers are not well placed to recognize and reason about the potential impacts of their work, as effective ethical deliberation may require different expertise and the involvement of other stakeholders.