Should AI be held to a higher ethical standard than humans?

Artificial intelligence (AI) has inched into our daily lives, affecting how we search information and the way we communicate with one another.

To varying degrees, it has influenced the choices we make, from mundane tasks, such as finding the route we should take to a destination, to material decisions, such as allowing a machine to substitute a human driver in a vehicle.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 14, 2018, with the headline 'Should AI be held to a higher ethical standard than humans?'. Print Edition | Subscribe