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Sony sets out AI ethical guidelines

Electronics maker follows Google and Microsoft but new rules short on detail

Sony's AI guidelines cover issues such as handling customers' personal information and explaining the technology's decision-making mechanisms.

TOKYO -- Sony has established a set of ethical guidelines for handling artificial intelligence technologies, following the lead of Google and Microsoft.

"Sony has to show a clear standpoint on the technology," said Hiroaki Kitano, chief executive at Sony Computer Science Laboratories.

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