Artificial intelligence, from an ethical lens

Artificial intelligence news has exploded after OpenAI released Chat Generative Pre-trained Transformer (ChatGPT), a large language model-based chatbot.

WCC philosophy students saw this happening and decided to do some research on the ethics surrounding this new technology.

One student concluded that AI could be used ethically in the private sector as long as to-be-developed public regulations were followed and compensation distributed (Ryan, 2023). The author cited a variety of news articles like these because of the timeliness of the tool.

The complexity of this topic does not stop there. Another student found that when it comes to art, AI, and copyright, fair solutions may be achieved but they are “guaranteed to leave a bad taste in the mouth of everyone involved” (Mangan, 2023). This author consulted peer-reviewed legal articles like “Are patents and copyrights morally justified?” to give credibility to their own thinking.

A third student student AI from an educational angle. Should artificial intelligence be used in schools? How? Her research shows this new technology raises a lot of questions as well as demands for protections when it comes to personal information (Beane, 2023). She used open access scholarly articles as well as blogs and news articles to get a broad understanding of the topic.

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