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Here’s what you need to know about the state of AI Ethics this week.
“Speaking to a crowd of 900 people on Monday morning, computer science professor Fei-Fei Li and former Provost John Etchemendy kicked off this fall’s Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI) conference focused on “Ethics, Policy and Governance.” At the conference, Schmidt spoke alongside former European Parliament member Marietje Schaake, who has pushed for greater regulation of big data and stronger privacy protections.” Read more…
“Mozilla has announced a partnership with Element AI in a bid to advocate for the use of ethical artificial intelligence (AI). On Monday, the tech giant said the strategic partnership between Mozilla and Element AI is focused on addressing “how new AI technologies and tools present challenges and opportunities for today’s digital frontiers.” Element AI, an AI enterprise software provider that maintains existing partnerships with AWS, Microsoft, Nvidia, and Intel, will work with Mozilla to explore these aspects of ethical AI governance.” Read more…
“As artificial intelligence and machine learning permeate military affairs, these technologies are beginning to play a more direct role in taking lives. The Pentagon’s decision to hire an AI ethicist reflects an acknowledgment that bringing intelligent machines onto the battlefield will raise some very hard questions.” Hiring an ethicist was not his first impulse, General Shanahan acknowledged. “We wouldn’t have thought about this a year ago, I’ll be honest with you. But it’s at the forefront of my thinking now.” Read more…
Yale Professor Elisa Celis worked to create AI technology to better the world, only to find out that it has a problem. A big one. AI that is designed to serve all of us, in fact, excludes most of us. Learn why this happens, what can be fixed, and if that is really enough.
Here are 3 Research Papers on AI Ethics for your weekend reading.
- Dissecting racial bias in an algorithm used to manage the health of populations. Obermeyer, Z., B. Powers, C. Vogeli, & S. Mullainathan (2019) https://science.sciencemag.org/content/sci/366/6464/447.full.pdf
- Man is to Person as Woman is to Location: Measuring Gender Bias in Named Entity Recognition. Mehrabi, N., T. Gowda, F. Morstatter, N. Peng, & A. Galstyan (2019) https://arxiv.org/pdf/1910.10872.pdf
- Achieving Ethical Behaviour in the Internet of Things: A Review. Loke, S. (2019) https://arxiv.org/pdf/1910.10241.pdf