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Germany Shows How Government Should Steer AI Ethics

"The definition of ethics that I like to use is the one from Markkula Center for Applied Ethics because it specifically says being ethical 'is not the same as following the law.' They make mention of laws that are not ethical, such as the old apartheid laws of South Africa. Laws that do not take ethics far enough would be a similar worry. And by extension, not having a law to cover the circumstances does not mean it is OK to do whatever you want.

"Currently, Canada does not have a law about the ethics that programmers must follow when creating artificial intelligence. Germany just passed a law about this. This makes them the first government in the world to address AI ethics."

Excerpted from an article in IT World Canada.

Nov 21, 2017