Big tech struggling with ethics of AI

After Mr Jack Poulson quit Google, he was ushered into a meeting with Mr Jeff Dean, head of the company's artificial intelligence (AI) division.

Mr Poulson, a former Stanford professor who worked on machine intelligence for Google, had resigned in protest against Project Dragonfly, a plan to develop a censored search engine for China, saying the company had promised just two months earlier not to design or deploy technology that "contravenes human rights".

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 03, 2019, with the headline 'Big tech struggling with ethics of AI'. Print Edition | Subscribe