‘…ethics are much more easily manipulated to support a given company or government’s agenda, with limited recourse for anyone who disagrees.’ 

Alison Berthet, writing in OpenGlobalRights, argues that existing human rights provisions are more robust than ethics and backed by extensive bodies of law. She stresses she is not averse to growing uses of ethical provisions in AI development.

Still, she advocates standards and remedies already available in human rights law will add weight to compatible objectives.

Alison Berthet is a business and human rights lawyer.


Why do emerging AI guidelines emphasize “ethics” over human rights? OpenGlobalRights | July 10, 2019 | by Alison Berthet