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Artificial intelligence – Ethical, social, and security impacts for the present and the future

Artificial intelligence – Ethical, social, and security impacts for the present and the future

SKU: 5864
Authors: Dr Julie E. Mehan
Publishers: IT Governance Publishing
Format: PDF
ISBN13: 9781787783713
Pages: 322
Published: 30 Jun 2022
Availability: Available
  • Explores the complex topic of AI (artificial intelligence) ethics in a cross-functional way.
  • Enables understanding of the associated ethical challenges of AI technologies.
  • Provides an up-to-date overview of the potential positive and negative outcomes of AI implementations.

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A global perspective on AI

AI is much more than just a simple tool powering our smartphones or allowing us to ask Alexa about the latest cinema times. It is a technology that is, in very subtle but unmistakable ways, exerting an ever-increasing influence over our lives – and the more we use it, the more AI is altering our existence.

The rise of AI and super-intelligent AI raises ethical issues. AI is the power behind Google’s search engine, enables social media sites to serve up targeted advertising, and gives Alexa and Siri their voices. It is also the technology enabling self-driving vehicles, predictive policing, and autonomous weapons that have the ability to kill without direct human intervention. All of these bring up complex ethical issues that are still unresolved and will continue to be the subject of ongoing debate.

This book presents a concrete approach to identifying appropriate ethical principles in AI solutions

There are untold how-to books on AI technology, replete with methods to improve and advance the statistics and algorithms of AI; however, the social, ethical and security impacts are often at best a secondary consideration – if discussed at all.

This book explores the complex topic of AI ethics in a cross-functional way, alternating between theory and practice. Practical and recent events, and their associated challenges, are presented, such as the collateral effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the application of AI technologies. The book also gives an up-to-date overview of the potential positive and negative outcomes of AI implementations together with an analysis of AI from an ethical perspective.

Table of contents

Chapter 1: AI defined and common depictions of AI – Is it a benevolent force for humanity or an existential threat?
Chapter 2: Is AI really ubiquitous – Does it or will it permeate everything we do?
Chapter 3: Human-machine collaboration – Can we talk to them in English (or any other language)?
Chapter 4: AI, ethics and society – Are they compatible?
Chapter 5: Bias in AI – Why is it important and potentially dangerous?
Chapter 6: AI and cyber security – AI as a sword or a shield?
Chapter 7: AI and our society – Will the result be professional, ethical and social deskilling, or upskilling?
Chapter 8: AI and privacy – Is anything really private anymore?
Chapter 9: Misinformation, disinformation, fake news, manipulation and deepfakes – Do we know how to think critically about information?
Chapter 10: AI and social media – How is it affecting us?
Chapter 11: “The measure of a man” – Can AI become more like a human?
Chapter 12: What’s next in AI – Less artificial and more intelligent?
Chapter 13: Final thoughts

Before you dive into a world populated with AI, read this book to understand the associated ethical challenges of AI technologies

About the author

Dr Julie Mehan

Dr Julie Mehan is semi-retired, but is still a professor at UMGC (University of Maryland Global College), where she teaches digital ethics, cyber terrorism, and information systems in organisations.

Dr Mehan has been a career government service employee, a strategic consultant and an entrepreneur. She has led business operations, as well as IT governance and cyber security-related services, including certification and accreditation, systems security engineering process improvement, and cyber security strategic planning and programme management. She delivered cyber security and related privacy services to the US senior Department of Defense, federal government and commercial clients, working in Italy, Australia, Canada, Belgium, Germany and the US.

She is particularly proud of her role as pro bono president of W2CW (Warrior to Cyber Warrior), a non-profit organisation dedicated to providing cost-free career transition training to veterans and wounded warriors returning from military campaigns.

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