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Big Tech bankrolling AI ethics research and events seems very familiar. Ah, yes, Big Tobacco all over again

a_yank_lurker Silver badge

Ethics and Corruption

Funding research tends to corrupt the research as there is a bias to find what the funder wants or expects. The bias may not be overt but it is there. Even if the researcher takes pains to lesson the bias it is there subconsciously.

A related issue is the ethics of the funder and in the case of AI I have my doubts about the ethics of all the institutional funders whether corporate or government. They want results that make themselves look good. So the conundrum is how to fund AI research so it will done more ethically.

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