A UK parliamentary committee on artificial intelligence has concluded we should try to do good things with it, and not bad things.

We get regular virtue-signalling from UK politicians on telecoms stuff such as fibre and 5G and now they’ve decided to show how all over AI they are.

There is, believe it or not, an entire Lords Select Committee devoted to AI, which seems designed mainly to keep a wary eye on it and make sure we don’t suddenly have Terminators, or at least HAL (see below) sneaking up on us while we were worrying about Brexit or whatever.

These have been distilled down into five principles:

Artificial intelligence should be developed for the common good and benefit of humanity.

Artificial intelligence should operate on principles of intelligibility and fairness.

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