Artificial Intelligence is awash in dubious claims, ethical misconduct, and bias. It’s time we fixed it.
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AI Says Men Are Lazy
h/t Liz O’Sullivan @lizjosullivan
“OpenAI recognizes the risks in its software, acknowledging the potential for “harmful use-cases, such as harassment, spam, radicalization, or astroturfing.”… But it does plan to market GPT-3 as a commercial product.”
I Am a Model and I Know That Artificial Intelligence Will Eventually Take My Job
h/t Mar Hicks @histoftech
“There are major issues of transparency and authenticity here because the beliefs and opinions don’t actually belong to the digital models, they belong to the models’ creators.”
Mathematicians Boycott Police Work
h/t Tim O’Brien @_TimOBrien
“Several prominent academic mathematicians want to sever ties with police departments across the U.S., according to a letter submitted to Notices of the American Mathematical Society on June 15.“
Council of Europe starts work on legally-binding AI treaty
h/t Paresh Kathrani @PKathrani
“The Council’s Ad hoc Committee on Artificial Intelligence (CAHAI) held a three-day meeting on 6-8 July attended by around 150 international experts to draw up “concrete proposals on the feasibility study of a future legal framework on artificial intelligence based on human rights, democracy and the rule of law,”
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Events & Announcements
Women in AI Ethics Annual Event – 2020
We are excited to announce that Women in AI Ethics annual event registration opens today! Join us on Thursday, August 27th as we bring together women and allies around the world to discuss the current state of diversity + ethics in AI and build meaningful action plans for progress through inspiring panel discussions, workshops, and lightning talks. Read More.
For our July #AIEthics #TwitterChat we’ve invited brilliant Data Scientist Ayodele Odubela @DataSciBae for a conversation on “Increasing Equity in AI” for marginalized and underrepresented groups. Join us at this link on Friday, July 31 at 8a PDT.
World Economic Forum Head of AI leads mentorship of Durban tech entrepreneur
Nazareen Ebrahim @NazareenE
Check out Nazareen Ebrahim’s fantastic article on the Women in AI Ethics mentoring program and her experience with her mentor Kay Firth-Butterfield.
Need a break?
Care in a digital daydream and closeness in a socially distant world
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