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Looking For An AI Ethicist? Good Luck

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As more companies adopt AI, the risks posed by AI are becoming clearer to business leaders. That is driving many companies to hire AI ethicists to help guide them through an ethical minefield. But just as data scientists proved to be as elusive as unicorns, qualified AI ethics are also in very short supply, says Beena Ammanath, executive director of Deloitte's AI Institute. "We've seen different models evolving. It's still very nascent," Ammanath tells Datanami.


Looking For An AI Ethicist? Good Luck

#artificialintelligence

As more companies adopt AI, the risks posed by AI are becoming clearer to business leaders. That is driving many companies to hire AI ethicists to help guide them through an ethical minefield. But just as data scientists proved to be as elusive as unicorns, qualified AI ethics are also in very short supply, says Beena Ammanath, executive director of Deloitte's AI Institute. "We've seen different models evolving. It's still very nascent," Ammanath tells Datanami.


It's Time to Implement Fair and Ethical AI

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Companies have gotten the message that artificial intelligence should be implemented in a manner that is fair and ethical. In fact, a recent study from Deloitte indicates that a majority of companies have actually slowed down their AI implementations to make sure these requirements are met. But the next step is the most difficult one: actually implementing AI in a fair and ethical way. A Deloitte study from late 2019 and early 2020 found that 95% of executives surveyed said they were concerned about ethical risk in AI adoption. While machine learning brings the possibility to improve the quantity and quality of decision-making based on data, it also brings the potential for companies to damage their brand and reduce the trust that customers have placed in it if AI is implemented poorly.


Why Having a Chief AI Officer Should Matter to HR

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Companies using artificial intelligence (AI) across their business units should consider creating a C-suite position to oversee how AI is used and guard against the risk of making bad decisions based on biased algorithms, experts say. Only a few companies, like Levi Strauss & Co, have established a chief artificial intelligence officer (CAIO) position, and fewer have created a C-level position dedicated solely to AI ethics. Brian Kropp, chief of research in the HR practice at Gartner, said chief technology officers and chief information officers will struggle with handling AI-related decisions and ethical dilemmas. "CTOs and CIOs are going to be thinking about the role through the lens of how they can make the technology work," Kropp said. However, "artificial intelligence is not a question of how you get the technology to work; it's a question of how do you think through the implications of the technology?"


How is an AI Ethicist? Here's What Companies Are Looking For.

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Artificial intelligence, which was once considered to have the potential to impact lives everywhere is actually affecting thousands of lives every day in reality. AI algorithms are used in almost every sector – criminal justice, recruitment, news media, manufacturing, banking, military, law enforcement, etc. With AI being used in diverse areas, there is a growing worry among researchers that bias in AI can threaten human rights and society, coming in the way of free speech, right to resources and information, to name a few. With such risks, the need for ethical, responsible, and transparent AI is obvious. In 2019, the AI Ethicist role was established as top 5 hires for companies that want to succeed in the digital domain.