Citing the enormous power of artificial intelligence to benefit but also disrupt society, Microsoft President Brad Smith on Thursday, March 1, called for standards of accountability and a “Hippocratic oath” among technologists to do no harm with the emerging tools.
- Steven Schultz
- Princeton University
“Will we ensure that machines remain accountable to people? Will we ensure that the people who design these machines remain accountable to other people?” asked Smith, a Princeton University alumnus and trustee, speaking to a packed audience of more than 500 people in McCosh Hall.
In a talk that tempered optimism with sober warnings about unintended consequences, Smith offered glimpses of potential for artificial intelligence to rapidly advance medicine, aid people with disabilities, slow climate change, and…