Ethics are the moral principles governing a person’s behavior or actions, the principles of right and wrong generally accepted by an individual or a social group. Or as my mom used to say, “Ethics is what you do when no one is watching.”AI ethics, on the other hand, is a field of study that focuses on AI's ethical development, application, and management. AI ethics involves identifying and exploring the potential unintended consequences of AI and considering how AI can be used fairly and responsibly to benefit society.
Proactive vs. passive ethics
An essential characteristic of ethics is that ethics is proactive, not passive. Ethics is proactive in compelling appropriate actions considering society's moral standards versus just abdicating appropriate actions to someone else. And if you don’t know the difference between passive and active ethics, then it’s time for a bible lesson refresher – The Parable of the Good...