Can the Manufacturer of Tasers Provide the Answer to Police Abuse? | The New Yorker

February 1, 2020

Can the Manufacturer of Tasers Provide the Answer to Police Abuse
https://newyorker.com/magazine/2018/08/27/can-the-manufacturer-of-tasers-provide-the-answer-to-police-abuse… Article has a good quote/point: “Smith assembled an AI Ethics Board… His lead AI researcher…told him that he wouldn’t be able to hire the best engineers without [such] a board.”

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Recently, Smith assembled an A.I. Ethics Board, to help steer Axon’s decisions. (His lead A.I. researcher, recruited from Uber, told him that he wouldn’t be able to hire the best engineers without an ethics board.) Smith told me, “I don’t want to wake up like the guy Nobel, who spent his life making things that kill people, and then, at the end of his life, it’s, like, ‘O.K., I have to buy my way out of this.’ ”
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https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/08/27/can-the-manufacturer-of-tasers-provide-the-answer-to-police-abuse