On Artificial Intelligence. The future can be very bright, if we let it. But it can be very, very dark if we don't. Artificial Intelligence or AI holds great promise. It can create efficiencies we never imagined were possible. It can help us solve problems we thought were unsolvable. It can fill our lives with previously unknown conveniences. In certain contexts, it can even alleviate or prevent pain and suffering. But AI can also be used to limit, destroy, minimize, unfairly categorize, and harass.
At Blue Perigee, it goes without saying that we prefer a bright future, not a dark one. And thus, our Artificial Intelligence Policy reflects our beliefs about the values that AI must incorporate to usher-in a very bright future for all of us.
At Its Core. We are an innovation company and the very pursuit of innovation embodies certain inherent principles. At its core, the pursuit of innovation revolves around making life better. But it actually goes much deeper than that. To be a true innovator, you cannot force the world to change just so that you can succeed. You can ask it to change but you cannot demand that it do so. Consequently, the pursuit of innovation requires that you respect people's individuality, autonomy, independence, freedom, privacy, and right to choose. Any attempt to innovate that blatantly disregards these values is not, in fact, innovation. Instead, it is nothing more than a thinly veiled power play. And as a legitimate innovation company, we believe that AI, now and in the future, must respect the same values that apply to the pursuit of innovation.
Merits. Because of our company's beliefs, we do not support any variant of AI that is knowingly designed or used to disregard the above-mentioned values. Like any advancement in technology, AI must prove itself on the merits and it must do so while respecting the core values applicable to any type of innovation. In the end, if a specific application of AI is really that much better than the status quo, it will win on the merits and it will be adopted openly and willingly by the vast majority of people.
We believe that AI offers nearly limitless potential and we also believe that it really can produce results that are that much better than the status quo. And that means if each application of AI is designed and used in a way that respects individuals and their values, we may indeed have a very bright future.
Last Updated April 18, 2020