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Artificial Intelligence as a Commons – Opportunities and Challenges for Society

  • The development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has profound implications for improving human and computational productivity in the future. However, it also is an existential risk to human life because it could exceed human capabilities. As such, information about the technology, the direction of the development and its purpose is important. This can be achieved through openness and transparency of processes. Indeed, companies hold property rights over AI and monopolies of software, data and experts. As a countermovement to leading AI companies, the “Open AI Movement” has evolved to push open-source AI research and products, to empower users, and to bridge the digital divide through participation and access. In this thesis, the implications of the declaration of AI as a commons have been analyzed through interviews with AI experts in the United States. The legal placement of AI is controversial but it could be seen as a basic human right. Other findings are that this field is very competitive and that the best approach is to collaboratively develop software that adds additional value on the edge of the commons.

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Author:Amelie Salameh
URN:urn:nbn:de:bsz:960-opus4-11530
Advisor:Christian Wartena, Dirk Jehmlich
Document Type:Bachelor Thesis
Language:English
Year of Completion:2017
Publishing Institution:Hochschule Hannover
Granting Institution:Hochschule Hannover, Fakultät III - Medien, Information und Design
Date of final exam:2017/08/02
Release Date:2017/11/08
Tag:Artificial Intelligence ; OSS; Open AI; commons; open-source software
Institutes:Fakultät III - Medien, Information und Design
Dewey Decimal Classification:020 Bibliotheks- und Informationswissenschaft
004 Informatik
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Nicht kommerziell-Weitergabe unter gleichen Bedingungen 4.0