Ethical implications of AI

It can be helpful to categorise AI-driven tasks according to their complexity and ethical implications.

Four types of AI tasks:

  • Limited ethical implications and routine (eg. robotic arms)
  • Significant ethical implications and routine (eg. robots to help the elderly)
  • Limited ethical implications and creative (eg. financial tools)
  • Significant ethical implications and creative (eg. autonomous vehicles)

Typically of the Harvard Business Review, the entire world is reduced to 2x2 quadrant plots. Sometimes, though, these can provide useful ways of seeing things. Worth a read.

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