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Turkish minister reveals the dangers of artificial intelligence

09-06-2019 | admin

Turkish industry and technology Minister Mustafa Orank said Sunday that any small mistake in artificial intelligence techniques could cause huge accidents, such as what happened with Boeing 737 MAX.

During his speech at a meeting of the ministers of the digital economy, the Member States of the G-20 were held in the Japanese city of Tsukuba.

The country, together with the group's member countries, discussed the topics of artificial intelligence and the establishment of a just international system, he said.

He also pointed to the need to observe the rule of law and democracy, during the design of artificial intelligence systems, "and not to leave the future of this technology to a handful of major airlines".

"Aviation accidents are killing many and losing billions of dollars, so who will hold these companies accountable?" he said.

On March 10, 157 people were killed in the crash of an Ethiopian Airways plane, minutes after taking off from the capital city of Addis Ababa, to the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, due to a defect in the system to enhance its manoeuvrability.

The disaster, the second in recent months, is for the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, following the disaster of the plane of the Indonesian airline Leon Air on October 29, October 2018, which killed 189 people.

Meanwhile, on the sidelines of the meeting, the Turkish Minister met with British minister of Digital and creative industries Margot James and South Korea's minister of Science and Technology, Yu Yong Ming.

He also met with Vice-President of the European Commission Andros Ansip and German economy and Energy Minister Peter Altair.

In the same vein, Orank, accompanied by the head of the Turkish presidency's digital transformation Office, visited Ali Taha Koch, a Japanese company for technology and robotics, in addition to his visit to the Japan Space Exploration Agency (JAXA).

The G20 summit will be held on June 28-29 June in Osaka, Japan, with the participation of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and leaders of member States.

SOURCE/Anatolian Agency