In parlamento avevo proposto una mozione che chiedeva
– di proporre ai nostri partner internazionali una moratoria sulle armi letali autonome (LAWS: armi con AI)
– di fare partecipare alle negoziazioni su queste armi degli esperti civili di AI.

Pensavo passasse senza problemi, e invece non fu cosi’.

Dissi a un collega “tu ti fidi del tuo computer ?” e lui mi rispose “no, ma quelli dei miltari non sbagliano”.

E’ la stessa mentalita’ bacata che sta dietro questo fatto, e che nasce dall’ignoranza.

Ci vogliono piu’ ingegneri in parlamento ed una commissione parlamentare specifica, altrimenti l’ignoranza continuera’, temo.

Source : The Verge

Bad software sent postal workers to jail, because no one wanted to admit it could be wrong

For the past 20 years UK Post Office employees have been dealing with a piece of software called Horizon, which had a fatal flaw: bugs that made it look like employees stole tens of thousands of British pounds. This led to some local postmasters being convicted of crimes, even being sent to prison, because the Post Office doggedly insisted the software could be trusted. After fighting for decades, 39 people are finally having their convictions overturned, after what is reportedly the largest miscarriage of justice that the UK has ever seen.

The impact on these employees has been vast: according to the BBC, some have lost marriages or time with their children. Talking to the BBC, Janet Skinner said that she was taken away from her two kids for nine months when she was imprisoned, after the software showed a £59,000 shortfall. She also says she lost a job offer because of her criminal conviction. The time she and others like her spent in jail can’t be bought back, and it happened because software was taken at its word

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