John Thornhill, the FT’s tech editor, has a comment piece today on trust in AI, discussing the recent NTSB investigation of the latest Tesla Autopilot crash. He starts by quoting NTSB chair Robert Summwalt:
“The lessons from this investigation are as much about people as they are about the limitations of emerging technologies,”
He then mentions my argument that “advances in machine learning must be accompanied by social learning.” Even though my new book is pretty short, he makes the argument far more concise than I could manage:
…what is essential, he suggests, is to create a collective societal capacity to understand emerging technologies and decide on the appropriate regulatory framework. We cannot leave all this to powerful private corporations.