As humans, our ethical and moral instincts are shaped by experience and circumstance. Our view of what is morally right or wrong is complicated by our emotional and instinctual responses related to past experience, family, friends, along with our cultural surroundings and actions that we have taken or learned in the past. While we may believe there are certain dark lines that cross the line of what is right and wrong, the difficulty of doing the right thing in extreme circumstances may arise from people being unwilling to pay the price that the right action may require.
A robot would not suffer from the same ethical dilemma. Its response will be amoral, predetermined by its underlying software. Humans created software structure on which the robot is built. Facing this future of AI, we must also face these ethical issues. The next generation of AI and the data revolution are upon us. We know that technology moves faster than regulation and that ethics influence law and regulation. In order for AI to be trusted and successful, the ethical dilemmas must be addressed, preferably within some common, recognizable framework. This framework must address cultural and regional differences while simultaneously accommodating the globalization of commerce and technology. This talk looks at the challenges and explores some possible ways forward.