Documentaries  |    |  October 19, 2020

Does AI make better decisions than humans?

Mini-documentary produced by UNESCO. Part of the video series Thinking Ethics of AI. Runtime 5 minutes.

Do you think that you are always making decisions by yourself? Maybe not. Your decisions may be guided by Artificial Intelligence (AI). We make many decisions everyday, where to go, what to eat, what to buy, what to read, who to meet… You may listen to someone’s advice, look for reviews to make your choices. But what happens if such information is biased?

AI is increasingly used to assist in decision making. AI collects and analyze a large amount of data and present you its conclusions. AI is not only used for shopping and restaurant advice, but also for more critical decision makings in our society such as medical treatment, verdict, health insurance, etc.

What are the ethical concerns in using AI for decision making? What do we need to know?