AI Ethics

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


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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.…

2 weeks 2 days 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…

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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…

2 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…

4 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…

4 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…

4 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…

4 months 1 week 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…

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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…

5 months ago
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…

10 months ago
By Hessie Jones   |  September 28, 2018  |  CogWorld on FORBESHessie 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,…

10 months ago
By Hessie Jones   |  September 13, 2018  |  CogWorld on FORBESHessie 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 currently…

1 year 1 month 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…

2 years 4 months ago
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…