Food, water, shelter, artificial intelligence? If the predictions of Salesforce CEO Mark Benioff are confirmed, the latter will someday become a new human right.
What is considered human rights varies according to countries, societies, and cultures. However, in the West since 2016, United Nations access to the Internet must be considered a fundamental right.
Although this is not a requirement, the UN still considers a deliberate interruption of Internet work as a violation of human rights.
Once, the obstruction of access to services and systems based on artificial intelligence (AI) can also be condemned in the same way.
AI is a general term used today to define technologies, including natural language processing, image recognition, machine learning (ML), data analysis, cognitive computing and more.
These innovations can change everything: from industrial processes to social networks that are used today and, according to Benioff, it is likely that the future is determined by access to these systems.
According to Business Insider, the Salesforce CEO said that AI is becoming the “new human right” at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland this week.
Just as Internet access caused the so-called “digital divide” – “having” and “not having” when it comes to reliable and stable Internet services depending on location and economic level, the IA also hopes to create such separation
According to Benioff, AI will be a service that everyone will need. Both countries and companies will be “smarter”, “healthier” and “richer” if they have AI, while those that are not will be “weaker and poorer, less educated and sick,” the publication says.
In addition, according to the executive, those with artificial intelligence will have the most advanced military capabilities and, as we know, military power is often associated with obtaining resources. While companies, including Facebook, study the ethical implications of AI, we have also begun to understand how AI can be used in both physical and digital combat.
This is not the first time that a public figure raises the question of artificial intelligence in the ethics and future of society.
According to Amnesty International’s Salil Shetty, data-driven systems and private use of AI can ultimately lead to social discrimination against minorities and people living in poverty, but through the use of these open source technologies, “we can have artificial intelligence that detects and corrects data bias, instead of duplicating a person’s bias;” we have automation that eliminates people from dangerous and degrading jobs, as well as educational and economic policies that create opportunities for dignified and complete work. “