This is a short tweet thread making the point that ethics in AI – and in technology generally – needs to be informed by ethical thinking developed in other contexts (and over several millenia). That should be so obvious as to be hardly worth saying, but it has often become one of those questions which people doing new things fall into the trap of believing themselves to be solving for the first time.
Making me uneasy right now: tech "solutionism" extending to tech ethics. I've spoken to several tech teams, in different organisations, who are developing their own ethics principles/frameworks without doing any ethics research or engaging with ethicists. 1/
— Ellen Broad (@ellenbroad) January 4, 2018