Topic– Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions
7) Discuss the ethics of weaponized AI and suggest what should be done in this regard?(250 words)
Why this question
Drone strikes, while they are increasing in number, pose a huge question over the ethics of such strikes. Weaponized AI is behind such drone strikes and signature strikes and the ethics of making decisions which impact human life to the extent of taking it away needs to be discussed.
Key demand of the question
The question expects us to analyze the utility of having weaponized AI. Thereafter, we need to discuss the ethical ramifications of using AI for signature strikes etc. We need to discuss on how can we reconcile realism with ethics. Finally, a fair and balanced view on the issue needs to be provided.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer
Introduction – Explain what is means by weaponized AI
- Discuss why is it finding favour with countries – discuss the utility, and necessity of such technology
- Thereafter, point out that despite its utility it raises several ethical challenges as mentioned in the articles.
- Discuss how can we reconcile the ethics of weaponized AI with its utility. Discuss the need for a legal architecture, and greater transparency in action along with reforms in global governance architecture such as UN
Conclusion – Give your view and emphasize on the need for bringing a change in status quo in light of the huge collateral damage.