...by Daniel Szego
"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."
Leonardo da Vinci

Monday, April 24, 2017

Philosophical and practialy considerations of working with artificial intelligence

An ongoing philosophical discussion should be renewed as tool supported by artificial intelligence slowly appear on the market, namely by whom was a certain product / art / service created. The original discussion if for instance a certain painting was painted by the painter or by the brush seems to be a little bit too hypothetical for the first run, however considering paintings that are painted by artificial intelligence algorithm, like by DeepDream, the question seems to be less theoretical. Supposing that I am a painter creating paintings with the help of DeepDream or sculptures with the help of DeepMind, who is the creator of the art ? Me ? The AI algorithm or somehow both of us ? 

The question can be much less philosophical if we consider for instance products that were designed and created with the help of AI algorithms. Who can we call as creator, who should have actually the rights for that product ? Similarly if an online service is provided almost 100% by an AI algorithms, then it is an interesting question who should be responsible for the service quality ? The AI algorithm ? The one who hosts the algorithm ? The one who trained the algorithm ? I think these questions will provide a lot of legal and society discussions on a long run.