The most surprising piece of information I learned from Professor Goodman's interview with Ben Schneiderman was in relation to the ethics of Artificial intelligence. Professor Schneiderman countered this question from one of the undergraduates who was part of the panel, by stating that the ethical boundary AI or machine learning should have depended upon it spectrum of use. Nowadays society is scared of the transformative nature of AI and the speed it is developing at. On the one hand, this fear is rationale, as this transformative tool could fall into the wrong hands and could potentially be abused. However, in the overwhelming majority of cases AI and its transformative nature will do go and be a 'tool' to help humanity. Additionally, Professor Schneiderman posed another good counter when confronted with the question of who would bear liability for an AI surgeon who causes damages or even a fatality. Although, he did go on to comment that the machines would likely be insured and that insurance companies could carry the burden.
A question I would have liked to ask is whether Artificial intelligence will take over human jobs and if this crosses an ethical threshold and could be deemed as unethical? I would incredibly intrigued to know Professor Schneiderman's answer, as this has been a growing discussion globally, with many people growing more scared of the 'AI takeover'. However, the reality is that only a select amount of jobs will ever be completely taken over by AI, rather AI will become a tool to enhance human performance. On the contrary, there are some lower middle-skill jobs, which will likely be completely taken over by AI.