1 Comment

Never is a strong word. And in some cases you list, might not be accurate. A computer "never" being able to judge criminality is wrong. A computer should be able to determine if someone broke the law (as long as the law is written correctly, and the computer given all the facts). There is no value judgement in that decision. The value judgement was when the law was written. Though a computer should not be allowed to pass sentencing of the criminal, as that takes value judgement to understand the motives behind breaking the law.

Suitability for social supports and eligibility for a visa are similar. A computer should have no issue with determining if the person has "checked the boxes" to be able to get those items. The value judgement comes earlier in the process when the checkboxes were created.

Expand full comment