As we talk about threats, counteractions have also been taken strongly in order to send a strong message that such activity will not be tolerated with respect to human integrity. The code of ethics has been strongly emphasized by forming a strong alliance between different countries to fight against the misuse of knowledge in any scientific research related domain.
- US, Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand formed a five eyes alliance to combat espionage, terrorism, and global crime where intelligence is shared. The alliance is soon to be joined by Japan and Germany. Huawei, a Chinese state-sponsored technology company was recently categorized as a national security risk where supplying 5G equipment was banned from the alliance.
- Another initiative was taken against one of the projects by Google and Microsoft, Project Maven. It was designed by the United States Air Force for drone classification, an AI code of ethics was created for remedial measures.
- Entrepreneurs like Bill Gates and Elon Musk has raised concern over the potential threat and risk associated with AI in association with scientist Andrew McAfee to define the code of ethics of AI and mentioning the role of losing control over AI.
One of the quotes related to Russia’s President Vladimir Putin: — “Artificial intelligence is the future, not only for Russia, but for all humankind. It comes with enormous opportunities, but also threats that are difficult to predict. Whoever becomes the leader in this sphere will become the ruler of the world. When one party’s drones are destroyed by drones of another, it will have no other choice but to surrender.”
Clearly, he mentions the competition in the future is already set with the goal and it is through AI. The horizon has to be set with limits in order to protect any sort of political scandals as faced in the 2016 US presidential election to be repeated.
But there is also a famous line, all is fair in love and war and when it’s comes to competition on technical grounds, how much morality and ethics will be followed and will keep the competitor in their limits to avoid taking risks and control their adrenalin?