Quorum AI CEO Discusses the Future of AI with Leading Global Law Firm, Orrick
September 19, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO – Quorum AI CEO, Noah Schwartz, recently spoke with the emerging technology team at leading global law firm, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, to discuss the future of AI and the challenges that it will bring, from ethics and privacy to safety and liability.
With Orrick’s permission, excerpts from this interview are now available on the Quorum AI website through the following address:
During the interview, Schwartz shared his concerns regarding the lack of regulation around how AI technology is used. “There is a consensus within the AI community about safety and ethics, and developing beneficial AI for the good of all humanity. But these ideals mean absolutely nothing once the AI is placed in the hands of the user,” Schwartz argued. “There must be legal safeguards and regulations in place that limit how the AI is able to be used. Most importantly, we must realize that the danger of AI is not with the AI itself, but with the users who modify the AI and deploy it for their own malicious purposes.”
In addition to calling for regulation around the use of AI technology, Schwartz discussed the issue of data privacy and how current AI methods incentivize bulk data collection, often without user consent. “Companies need to treat data collection as a consensual process,” Schwartz emphasized. “Trust in data collection works both ways. Customers need to trust that companies will respect and protect their data, and companies need to trust that customers want better products and are willing to share their data to make that happen.”
ABOUT ORRICK: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is an international law firm founded in San Francisco, California. It has clients in the technology, energy and infrastructure, and financial industries, and is consistently rated one of the top law firms in the world.