Reply to post: Re: Ethics and Corruption

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

JohnSheeran

Re: Ethics and Corruption

Isn't this just a case of outside funding being the source of corruption? How is government any less corruptible than corporate sponsors? Isn't the very act of material exchange the source of the corrupting influence? It seems like ethics in general are required at every single level of that particular mechanism to "ensure" no corruption and that seems not very likely.

What if funding were established through a double-blind mechanism where the funding source and the researchers were shielded from each other? Could that be a way to make it work?

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