Artificial intelligence or AI as it is called in cyber parlance, and believed to be the next big thing in information and technology, can play a key role in good governance, a senior Microsoft official has said. "We are seeing that governments are benefitting through Artificial Intelligence and are able to bring (governance) closer to people in their countries," Dave Forstrom, director of communications for the Artificial Intelligence (AI) group at Microsoft, told PTI. "In terms of helping create good governance we're seeing an approach industry--wide right now where it's focused on ethical design and those principles that will help to really govern that," he said on the sidelines of the Microsoft's annual developers conference Build 2017. The senior Microsoft official said AI could be of great usage in various fields, including public health, law and order, education and even city sanitation and cleanliness.
In 1996 the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was enacted. The Accountability portion of the law requires that healthcare providers protect the privacy of patient health information and includes security measures that must be followed. Provider success has been mixed and has recently come under intense scrutiny due to the number and size of reportable breaches of health information.
We are excited to announce that Azure Machine Learning security practices have been verified by independent third party auditors and achieved HIPAA, ISO 27001, ISO 27018 and EU Model Clauses compliance. Azure ML HIPAA compliance enables customers to use Advanced Analytics workloads involving electronic Health Information (ePHI) such as Genome Sequence Data in Azure ML, opening up opportunities to leverage cloud scale and agility. "I'm excited that a barrier for transforming healthcare analytics with Microsoft Azure and Azure Machine Learning is now overcome. The EU (European Union) Model Clauses are standardized contractual clauses used in agreements between service providers such as Microsoft and customers, ensuring that any personal data leaving the EEA (European Economic Area) will be transferred in compliance with EU data protection law.
In a first-draft style attempt, Microsoft recently created "Tay," a tweeting AI chatbot that learns from what the online Twitter community is talking about and responds to messages with logical answers… in theory. I have mentioned ANI and AGI – clearly as Tay, Siri and Cortana demonstrate, we have lots of progress to make to move from ANI to AGI (Artificial General Intelligence). Long before we see Terminator type T-800's with EHS scanners and hi-vis jackets roaming about construction sites, we will see a huge transformation for health and safety and health and safety law. This could result in a safer working environment, but there will be other issues we just have not anticipated that will impact the EHS manager, occupational safety and health laws and wider society.