“Google DeepMind is establishing its own ethics and society research team, to try and head off some of the most contentious problems facing AI.”
October 5, 2017
(My comment posted thereon – October 5, 2017)
Yes, it is about time to take concrete steps or actions on relevant issues (although they are still “future and potential” issues.)
In particular, when the compositions of AI / robots start to evolve from mechanic components (1st Generation) to soft materials (2nd Generation), the influence or impact on various of fields may become more significant.
A sort of “international / national census registration systems” for AIs / robots / smart machines for UNIQUELY IDENTIFYING them is needed.
They are still “growing up.”
(in Traditional Chinese and English)
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With regards to issues relating to new electronic devices such as AI / Robots / smart machines or the like with involvement of multiple fields e.g., laws, economy, finance, taxation, insurance, human society, human psychology etc., I personally provide the following opinion:
AI 的身分證號碼 / 社會保險號碼 (ID Number / Social Security Number of AI)
(September 1, 2017)
舉個例子 / For example：
智慧型機器硬體：由廠商向政府申報其產品序號進行登記；可以參考例如汽車的行車執照、車牌號碼、引擎號碼 … 等等，針對目標裝置的中央處理器等等的獨特號碼進行註冊。
Hardware: Vendors submit the hardware product serial number to the government for registration; it is possible to refer to, for example, vehicle license, plate number, engine number … or the like, of a car to perform registration processes with regards to the unique number like central processing unit of the target device.
Software: Vendors provide commercial serial number / key of the software, and, along with the owner’s identity data, the programs perform software processes such as combination, encryption etc. to submit to the government to acquire the “ID number” or “social security number” or other similar identification registration numbers of the smart machine.
In brief: A concept of “Software / Hardware Separation”
In a more concise way to describe: a newly born baby needs to be reported to the government thereby being enlisted into the household registration, future AI / robots / smart machines also need to be “census registered” so as to acquire “identity.”
人工智慧 / 機器人 / 智慧型機器的這些身份號碼 / 社會保險號碼或代碼 (其名稱不限於此) 等等並連同各種相關資料、數據、規格 … 等等資訊可藉由各種現有或未來實現的方式具體實作；例如，一維條碼、二維條碼 (像是QR Code)、各種材質或型式的標籤，或者電子數位化而藉雲端伺服器儲存的檔案。
Such identification numbers / social security numbers or codes (the naming thereof is not limited thereto) or the like, along with information concerning various relevant data, readings, specifications, … etc., of AI / robots / smart machines may be embodied by means of numerous currently existing or future applicable approaches; for example, one-dimension bar code, two-dimension bar code (e.g. QR Code), labels or tags made of various materials or in various forms, or alternatively electronically digital files archived on cloud-end servers.
當然也可以採取例如現有的 SIM 卡(門號)方式透過各種網路連線來協助註冊、記錄並追蹤各台智慧型機器/機器人。
Certainly it is also possible to adopt currently available SIM card (Phone Number) approach, for example, to aid to register, record and track each of the smart machines / robots via various network connections.