Who wouldn't agree to these principles? It can be applied to basically any industry. Here's how little modifications is needed (underlined and stroked through) to relate these principles to the automobile industry:Musk is as much an AI supporter as anybody. His "predictions" of our demise is a possibility if we are not careful in its implementation. He is a signer of the "Asilomar AI Principles" along with about 3500 others including 1200 AI/robotic researchers. These principles have been drafted by the AI community to help assure that AI will be a benefit to mankind.
His particular message at the governor's conference was to warn of the uncontrolled development and implementation of AI, market driven forces that migh try to exploit this technology for its economic advantage with little concern for possible unintended consequences.
1) Research Goal: The goal of automotive research should be to create not undirected transportation, but beneficial transportation.
2) Research Funding: Investments in automotive transportation should be accompanied by funding for research on ensuring its beneficial use, including thorny questions in computer science, economics, law, ethics, and social studies, such as:
3) Science-Policy Link: There should be constructive and healthy exchange between automotive researchers and policy-makers.
- How can we make future automotive systems highly robust, so that they do what we want without malfunctioning or getting hacked?
- How can we grow our prosperity through automation while maintaining people’s resources and purpose?
- How can we update our legal systems to be more fair and efficient, to keep pace with automotive transportation, and to manage the risks associated with automotive transportation?
- What set of values should automotive transportation be aligned with, and what legal and ethical status should it have?
4) Research Culture: A culture of cooperation, trust, and transparency should be fostered among researchers and developers of automotive transportation.
5) Race Avoidance: Teams developing automotive systems should actively cooperate to avoid corner-cutting on safety standards.
Ethics and Values
6) Safety: automotive systems should be safe and secure throughout their operational lifetime, and verifiably so where applicable and feasible.
7) Failure Transparency: If an automotive system causes harm, it should be possible to ascertain why.
8) Judicial Transparency: Any involvement by an autonomous system in judicial decision-making should provide a satisfactory explanation auditable by a competent human authority.
9) Responsibility: Designers and builders of advanced automotive systems are stakeholders in the moral implications of their use, misuse, and actions, with a responsibility and opportunity to shape those implications.
10) Value Alignment: Automotive systems should be designed so that their goals and behaviors can be assured to align with human values throughout their operation.
11) Human Values: Automotive systems should be designed and operated so as to be compatible with ideals of human dignity, rights, freedoms, and cultural diversity.
12) Personal Privacy: People should have the right to access, manage and control the data they generate, given AI systems’ power to analyze and utilize that data.
13) Liberty and Privacy: The application of automotive to personal transportation must not unreasonably curtail people’s real or perceived liberty.
14) Shared Benefit: Automotive technologies should benefit and empower as many people as possible.
15) Shared Prosperity: The economic prosperity created by automotive transportation should be shared broadly, to benefit all of humanity.
16) Human Control: Humans should choose how and whether to delegate decisions to AI systems, to accomplish human-chosen objectives.
17) Non-subversion: The power conferred by control of automotive systems should respect and improve, rather than subvert, the social and civic processes on which the health of society depends.
18) Automotive Arms Race: An arms race in automotive weapons should be avoided.
19) Capability Caution: There being no consensus, we should avoid strong assumptions regarding upper limits on future automotive capabilities.
20) Importance: Automotive transportation could represent a profound change in the history of life on Earth, and should be planned for and managed with commensurate care and resources.
21) Risks: Risks posed by automotive systems, especially catastrophic or existential risks, must be subject to planning and mitigation efforts commensurate with their expected impact.
22) Recursive Self-Improvement: AI systems designed to recursively self-improve or self-replicate in a manner that could lead to rapidly increasing quality or quantity must be subject to strict safety and control measures.
23) Common Good: Automotive transportation should only be developed in the service of widely shared ethical ideals, and for the benefit of all humanity rather than one state or organization.
Although, these weren't written in the 1900's, most of them have been followed by most of the industry and law makers since that time. That is because it is common sense. But there is also always a dictator somewhere that won't follow these guidelines and you can't do anything about it; Except waiting for his government to fall. Although, there seems to be less and less of those governments as technology evolves.
You could applied this to basically any technology we developed over the years. AI researchers are not the only ones with a conscience.