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“Dear tech”: IBM pens open letter to the tech industry

“Dear tech”: IBM pens open letter to the tech industry

IBM is urging the tech sector to use technology for the good of humanity instead of its downfall in an open letter to the industry called “Dear Tech”.

According to the firm, the world needs tech companies that can apply “smart technologies at scale with purpose and expertise — not just for some of us, but for all of us”. 

As the global tech giant held its annual Think summit in Sydney, it showcased the mindboggling ways that artificial intelligence is being used to tackle the world’s biggest problems, according to The New Daily.

  
Stefan Harrer says that healthcare is ideal for the use of artificial intelligence (AI).

“Ultimately we want to be able to use and develop technology to improve peoples’ lives,” Dr Harrer said.

“We want to build tech that can help improve the lives of people that suffer from a variety of diseases.

“That requires that we do cutting-edge research and develop the tech and think hard about how to translate it into trustworthy and impactful solutions.”

However, as AI becomes more commonplace, it’s more important than ever that there are strict ethics in place around it.

“It’s as important to pay enough attention to getting the ethical framework right around AI as it is the technology,” Dr Harrer said.

“This revolution will not look like the information revolution, it’s not move fast and break things.”