AI Ethics

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The branch of ethics that focuses on artificial intelligence, virtual personhood and related concepts. 


1 week 3 days ago
Tess Posner, CEO of AI4All AI4ALL Humans are naturally prone to having bias. External factors, opinions and feelings all help influence the decisions we make. Machine learning forms the core of modern AI systems, with deep learning algorithms being particularly popular. These algorithms are very data-hungry. Specifically, what makes these systems effective is a large quantity of good training data that is relevant to the area in which you’re trying to achieve some machine-learning objective. However, the…

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The AI-Enabled Future COGNILYTICA The AI-Enabled Future The pace of artificial intelligence continues inexorably forward. Every day we see the continued development of new technologies, new applications, and greater investment in AI, machine learning, and the host of cognitive technologies. While we might be able to easily see how some of these technologies will be implemented in the short term, what does the future hold for the widespread adoption of AI? In the 1980s, the emergence of portable phones…

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I've never really thought about how important personalized medical care is until I was diagnosed with breast cancer myself - it gets real personal real quick. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and also my anniversary of being diagnosed and now cancer-free! So, I felt it appropriate to focus on AI developments in early detection. I am healthy, active and do not have the gene for breast cancer. Matter of fact, on the human medical doctor prediction scale it was a 3% chance my abnormal mammogram…

2 weeks 5 days ago
ZACKARY DRUCKER - THE GENDER SPECTRUM COLLECTION In the past few years, the lack of diversity in the technology startup ecosystem has become a well-known point of rightful criticism. The collective voices of women, people of color and LGBTQ founders and VCs has given this issue national attention, as well as exciting solutions.  Thanks to leaders like Backstage Capital to SoGal Ventures and other firms, investors and organizations, diversity in tech is not only becoming more common but also finally…

3 weeks ago
One of the biggest issues with Artificial Intelligence and Data Science is the integrity of our data. Even if we did all the right things in our model and our testing, even if the data conforms to some technical standard of “cleanliness,” there might still be biases in our data as well as “common sense” issues. With Big Data, it is difficult to get to a certain granularity of data validity without proper real-world testing. By real-world testing, we mean that when data is being used to make decisions as…

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L1ght is Using AI to Keep Kids Safe DEPOSITPHOTOS ENHANCED BY COGWORLD TWEET THIS With increased connectivity comes increased concerns - especially for parents with children that are active online. L1ght has developed a platform utilizing deep learning to analyze text, images, video, voice and sound in real-time as it aims to define the “Anti-Toxicity” category. With increased connectivity comes increased concerns - especially for parents with children that are active online. Parents obviously…

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This post was developed in collaboration with Dr. George Tomko, Inventor, Biometric Encryption and Smart Data Agents. We live in an age of increasing centralization that pervades all aspects of our culture. In today’s world, centralization equates to control; centralization equates to power. Centralization gave rise to bureaucratic institutions where decisions, borne by a few, ran through a hierarchical structure. This ensured a system where one authority determined how systems were run and how…

2 months ago
Have you ever noticed your friends being tagged automatically after you upload a group picture? Well, that’s how facial recognition technology works. Though the technology has now gained widespread attention, its history can be traced back to the 1960s. Woodrow Wilson (Woody) Bledsoe, an American mathematician and computer scientist, is one of the founders of pattern and facial recognition technology. Back in the 1960s, he developed ways to classify faces using gridlines. A striking fact was, even…

2 months 1 week ago
The idea that AI will conjure up an apocalyptic, robot-ruled future, where mechanical overlords govern humans is an extremely low probability event, even in the very distant future. In fact, not only are AI-driven interventions accelerating business outcomes – but AI is also helping nations around the world find new avenues for enabling positive social outcomes for their people. For all the evolution and development of humanity and technology over the years, our world still faces pressing systemic…

3 months ago
Technology is transforming how we communicate love and closeness, it also carries enormous potential to help us in developing deeper emotional and personal connections. AI specifically, has shifted what we think is possible with sex, adding more options for those who have a difficult time with intimacy. Unfortunately, due to systemic bias in technology, current developments in AI and intimacy tend to not reflect the needs of women.  This is where the categories of femtech and sextech come in. Femtech…

3 months 1 week ago
Science fiction movies like ‘The Terminator’ and ‘I, Robot’ have exhibited what might happen in case artificial intelligence goes rogue. Such dystopian fantasies about AI are widely discussed by experts and researchers in the field of AI as well. Many of these experts believe that super-intelligent AI systems will pose a significant threat to humanity in the near future. And, considering the untold potential of AI, this may soon become a reality. Developers need to understand public concerns over the…

3 months 1 week ago
Disagreements that suggest profound differences of philosophy sometimes turn out to be merely a matter of timing: the parties don't disagree about whether a thing will happen or not, they just disagree over how long it will take. For instance, timing is at the root of apparently fundamental differences of opinion about the technological singularity. Elon Musk is renowned for his warnings about superintelligence: “With artificial intelligence, we are summoning the demon. You know all those stories where…

3 months 1 week ago
Increasingly law enforcement has turned to artificial intelligence to augment their officers and agencies. AI is said to be an essential factor in law enforcement because it can assist in many areas as well as enhance efficiency. AI technologies are keeping a watchful eye on crowd control and surveillance, being increasingly used for facial identification, and scanning video footage for anomalies. If the primary goal of law enforcement is to help deter and solve crimes while providing society an element…

3 months 1 week ago
As artificial intelligence becomes an increasing part of our daily lives, from the image and facial recognition systems popping up in all manner of applications to machine learning-powered predictive analytics, conversational applications, autonomous machines and hyperpersonalized systems, we are finding that they need to trust these AI-based systems with all manner of decision making and predictions is paramount. AI is finding its way into a broad range of industries such as education, construction,…

3 months 2 weeks ago
AI is blossoming, but the real advantage of AI is yet to come. While organizations are mesmerized by the power of AI on left-brained activities of facts, rules and logic, the big opportunity lies fallow. It's the right-brained activities that help with insight, interpretation, intuition, judgment and reasoning where the big benefits can be gleaned. The leverage of general policies, creativity and constraints are not natural in the world of AI today. Because it is difficult today, many pass reasoning and…

3 months 3 weeks ago
Stop the Presses! In a recent story, the BBC reported on how Pearsons, one of the largest textbook publishing companies in the world, is getting out of the print business. This is very much like Ford Motor Company announcing recently that they will stop producing cars. While the jury is still out on whether the latter is a good idea, in many respects. The decision by Pearsons has been inevitable for a while. It is a matter of economics. Most people tend to see publishers as being focused primarily on…

3 months 3 weeks ago
As reports are emerging of personal data associated with Aadhaar ID being sold in alternate markets for as little as 500 Indian Rupees, are we witnessing the weaponization of identity becoming a reality?  Introduction Identity, identification systems and ID are evolving. As seen across nations, there is an intense effort going on to re-define national identity: who they are, where they belong, what their culture should be, and what they believe in as a nation. Simultaneously, efforts are also going on to…

3 months 3 weeks ago
Over the last decade, we’ve witnessed the deluge of online photo sharing. From Pinterest to Instagram to Snapchat the rise of photo sharing has enabled the soaring activity of selfies, citizen journalism, and events at the moment. Brandwatch’s recent stats revealed among 18-24 year-olds, over 75% use Instagram and Snapchat, and 94% use YouTube: On Instagram, More than 40 billion photos have been shared so far Over 95 million photos are uploaded each day on Instagram In Q3 2017, 3.5bn snaps were sent…

4 months 1 week ago
Introduction Any disturbance in human behavior has immediate and future consequences and costs. So, when a growing number of humans from across nations suffer from some form of mental illness, the cost and consequences of countries’ economic and societal security understandably skyrocket. This is a crisis that is becoming increasingly catastrophic for all nations, and as a result, everything seems to be at risk. As countries confront the complexity of mental health illnesses, a lack of understanding of…

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GUEST POST WRITTEN BY Drew Roselli, Jeanna Matthews, Nisha Talagala The potential for efficiencies and improvements has attracted many companies to invest in AI [1][2]. However, the specter of bias and its potential to cause harm can negatively impact a company’s reputation. Algorithmic bias not only carries risks of legal exposure, but it can also cause sub-optimal performance. For example, bias in lending practices can lead to both financial losses when bias favors bad credit risks, and missed…

5 months 1 week ago
Jean-Philippe Courtois, EVP and President, Microsoft Global Sales, Marketing & Operations, provided a compelling vision with his opening keynote at the historical UN ITU AI for Good Global Summit (AI4G), hosted May 28-31, 2019 at UN ITU HQ, Geneva. Key themes in Jean-Philippe’s speech included these areas: AI provides incredible new opportunities to transform entire industries from retail, healthcare and energy to agriculture. You can see AI being used today enabling new generations of business…

6 months 1 week ago
There's nothing “artificial” about Artificial Intelligence-infused systems. These systems are real and are already impacting everyone today though automated predictions and decisions. However, these digital brains may demonstrate unpredictable behaviors that can be disruptive, confusing, offensive and even dangerous. Therefore, before getting started with an AI strategy, it’s critical for companies to consider AI through the lens of building systems you can trust. Educate on the Criticality of a ‘People…

8 months ago
Amid all the talk of robots and artificial intelligence stealing our jobs, there is one industry that is benefiting mightily from the dramatic improvements in AI: the AI ethics industry. Members of the AI ethics community are very active on Twitter and the blogosphere, and they congregate in real life at conferences in places like Dubai and Puerto Rico. Their task is important: they want to make the world a better place, and there is a pretty good chance that they will succeed, at least in part. But have…

8 months ago
Accelerating Innovation in the Public Sector REGISTER Use CogWorld's $200 discount code: 1991CW AI World Government provides a comprehensive three-day forum to educate and inform public sector agencies (federal, state, and local governments) and their supply chain on the strategic and tactical benefits of deploying AI and cognitive technologies. With AI technology at the forefront of our everyday lives, data-driven government services are now possible from federal, state, and local agencies. This has…

8 months ago
Artificial intelligence is a tool humanity is wielding with increasing recklessness. We say it’s for our common good with machine learning hype equal to business profits. But what happens when we don’t have the code of ethics, laws, government accountability, corporate transparency and capability of monitoring the space to be able to achieve AI regulation? Artificial intelligence regulation isn’t just complex terrain, it’s uncharted territory for an age that is passing the baton from human leadership to…

8 months ago
A few months ago, a former work colleague pinged me on a messaging app. We exchanged one or two pleasantries about how she was enjoying her retirement. My first clue that I was talking to a bot came when she asked me for my home address because she had received a box of money from Mark Zuckerburg and apparently, he needed my address to send me my own box. I was eager to explore the capabilities of my new bot-friend, so I engaged it in German (for which I used Google translate in the background since I am…

8 months 2 weeks ago
If we zoom out of the mundane and take a bird’s eye view on life, it is simple. We are born, we grow, we reproduce, we take care of our young while gradually declining, and then we die of a long and terrible or short and not so terrible disease. The millions of years of evolution polished us to accept this paradigm, and the inability to change had made us content with the situation. Advances in science and technology satisfied our basic needs and allowed for the new concepts for “pursuit of the greater…

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Dr. Yelena Yesha is a Distinguished University Professor in the Computer Sciences and Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). Her curriculum vitae stretches over a mile, detailing her accomplishments in technology in the last 25 years. Her triumphs with NASA, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Center for Advanced Studies (CAS), IBM, her leadership in the recent launch of the NSF Center for…

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February 19, 2019  |  Source: CogWorld on FORBES What is the law but a series of algorithms? Codified instructions proscribing dos and don’ts—ifs and thens. Sounds a lot like computer programming, right? The legal system, on the other hand, is not as straightforward as coding. Just consider the complicated state of justice today, whether it be problems stemming from backlogged courts, overburdened public defenders and swathes of defendants disproportionately accused of crimes. So, can artificial…

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February 22, 2019  |  CogWorld on FORBES Introduction In pursuit of automation-driven efficiencies, the rapidly evolving artificial intelligence (AI) tools and techniques (such as neural networks, machine-learning, predictive analytics, speech recognition, natural-language processing and more) are now routinely used across nations: its governments, industries, organizations and academia (NGIOA) for navigation, translation, behavior modeling, robotic control, risk management, security, decision-making and…

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By Hessie Jones   |  September 28, 2018  |  CogWorld on FORBES Hessie Jones is a Reporter from Toronto, and is a CoFounder of ArCompany This is Part II of a two-part series that explores the rise of Privacy by Design (PbD) from the basic framework, to its inclusion in the GDPR, to its application in business practices and infrastructure especially in the wake of Artificial Intelligence. Please read Part I: Will Privacy First Be the New Normal?  We had the pleasure of sitting down with Dr. Ann Cavoukian,…

1 year 1 month ago
By Hessie Jones   |  September 13, 2018  |  CogWorld on FORBES Hessie Jones is a Reporter from Toronto, and is a CoFounder of ArCompany This is Part I of a two-part series that explores the rise of Privacy by Design (PbD) from the basic framework, to its inclusion in the GDPR, to its application in business practices and infrastructure especially in the wake of Artificial Intelligence. We had the pleasure of sitting down with Dr. Ann Cavoukian, former 3-Term Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, and…

1 year 5 months ago
With Inmar Givoni, Anna Goldenberg, Karen Bennet & Hessie Jones AI is accelerating its pace and with it, bringing us incredible benefits… but also vulnerabilities to individuals and society, real and yet to be revealed. This panel will discuss how AI has dramatically improved convenience, access to information, communication and expectations for everyone and society at large. But are we, as humans, slowly ceding control to the machines we’ve programmed? How will AI change the way we think about how…

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By Mark Montgomery, CEO, Kyield While it may be an interesting question whether the seasons are changing in artificial intelligence (AI), or to what extent the entertainment industry is herding pop culture, it may not have much to do with future reality. Given recent attention AI has received and the unique potential for misunderstanding, I thought a brief story from the trenches in the Land of Enchantment might shed some light. The topic of AI recently came up at Santa Fe Institute (SFI) during a…