New Center for the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence
Cambridge University just received £10 million ($15 million) to establish the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, which will focus on modernizing our understanding of the ethics of artificial intelligence.
The new center will also collaborate with the Oxford Martin School at the University of Oxford, Imperial College London, and the University of California, Berkeley. A major focus of the collaboration would be around what Price called “the value alignment program,” where software programmers would team up with ethicists and philosophers on trying to write code that would govern the behavior of artificial intelligence programs.
“As a species, we need a successful transition to an era in which we share the planet with high-level, non-biological intelligence,” Price said. “We don’t know how far away that is, but we can be pretty confident that it’s in our future. Our challenge is to make sure that goes well.”