So what’s a confused AI robot to do? We may see artificial intelligences that are developed in different countries carry separate sets of ethics.
From just one thought experiment, we can see creating a standardized set of ethics for AI will be easier said than done. A top question is “Who decides those ethics and who will enforce them?”
Philip Alston, international legal scholar at NYU’s School of Law, is one of the many who propose basing AI ethics on basic human rights.
Everyone has a right to privacy, freedom of speech, and freedom of thought for example. Any AI that crosses basic human rights boundaries is due for a reprogramming.