Adrian Treves, Francisco J. Santiago-Ávila, and William S. Lynn, Just preservation


We humans can show presumption, arrogance and many dubious traits. By virtue of being land-dwelling, dexterous, relatively intelligent, and having good communication hardware and (good) fortune, we have for recent millennia largely had dominion of our planet. Yet humans often do not treat themselves (let alone other species) particularly well. Treves et al.’s idea of a multispecies justice system — not “prioritizing humans” but “finding practical ways to work within human systems” — invites consideration.

Author Biography

David L. Dowe works on machine learning, statistics and data science — including the Bayesian information-theoretic Minimum Message Length (MML) principle — and applications, including intelligence. He welcomes AI for social good but is concerned about adverse impacts. Website

Nader Chmait is a researcher in AI and data science. His work is focused on intelligent agent systems, group decision-making, collective (artificial) intelligence, statistical modelling under uncertainty and artificial general intelligence. Website