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Can we build morals and values into the robots that run our lives? Should we?

A new book urges us to consider ethically designed artificial intelligence before it's too late.

SEATTLE — The development of fast-moving technologies, particularly artificial intelligence is causing scientists, human rights activists, and scholars to consider the impact on humanity.  In A Human Algorithm: How Artificial Intelligence is Redefining Who We Are, author and human rights attorney Flynn Coleman examines the impact AI will have on humans. 

Digital information technology has made information readily accessible to practically anyone, anytime and anywhere. This has had a profound effect in shaping all aspects of our society from industrial manufacturing, to distribution, to the consumption of goods and services.

Coleman advocates for a diverse group of voices to participate in designing intelligent machines to ensure that, "human rights, empathy, and equity are core principles of emerging technologies."

EVENT INFO: Flynn Coleman will be reading from her book,  A Human Algorithm: How Artificial Intelligence is Redefining Who We Are, at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park tonight, Mon, Oct.14th, at 7 PM.

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