The need for greater gender and ethnic in diversity in technology is growing from a whisper a decade ago to the roar of a world cup football goal. We can no longer ignore the injustice of a male-dominated algorithmic trade, a despicable parade of inequity and inequality. The naysayers who call out about the discrimination against white males, need to look at the facts of what Joy Boulamwini calls the coded gaze and the increases in algorithmic bias. True, having greater gender and ethnic diversity won't solve all the problems of unfairness, but it will bleed its greatest excesses. Potential imbalances are less likely to go unnoticed.
UK EDITION Ethics Guide to Artificial Intelligence in PR 2. The AIinPR panel and the authors are grateful for the endorsements and support from the following: In May 2020 the Wall Street Journal reported that 64 per cent of all signups to extremist groups on Facebook were due to Facebook's own recommendation algorithms. There could hardly be a simpler case study in the question of AI and ethics, the intersection of what is technically possible and what is morally desirable. CIPR members who find an automated/AI system used by their organisation perpetrating such online harms have a professional responsibility to try and prevent it. For all PR professionals, this is a fundamental requirement of the ability to practice ethically. The question is – if you worked at Facebook, what would you do? If you're not sure, this report guide will help you work out your answer. Alastair McCapra Chief Executive Officer CIPR Artificial Intelligence is quickly becoming an essential technology for ...
In medicine, diseases can be detected at a much earlier stage, and we can support the elderly to live a more independent life, simply by identifying deviations from their usual behaviour and body movements. The UK Government recently announced that AI could help the National Health Service predict those in an early stage of cancer, to ultimately prevent thousands of cancer-related deaths by 2033. The algorithms will examine medical records, habits and genetic information pooled from health charities, the NHS and AI. Virtual nurses could transform patient care, being available round the clock to answer questions, monitor patients and provide quick answers. Beyond healthcare, AI could inform a better allocation of resources in energy, logistics and transport, as well as support the digital advertising industry with more efficient marketing.
Since 2019, government-sponsored initiatives around AI have proliferated across Asia Pacific. Such initiatives include the setting up of cross-domain AI ethics councils, guidelines and frameworks for the responsible use of AI, and other initiatives such as financial and technology support. The majority of these initiatives builds on the country's respective data privacy and protection acts. This is a clear sign that governments see the need to expand existing regulations when it comes to leveraging AI as a key driver for digital economies. All initiatives to date are voluntary in nature, but there are indications already that existing data privacy and protection laws will be updated and expanded to include AI.
A member of Google's disbanded AI ethics council said on Wednesday that the company's enormous global influence means it needs to be treated like a world power. Joanna Bryson, an associate professor in computer science at the University of Bath, spoke about Google's short-lived AI ethics council at the CognitionX conference in London. She was joined by De Kai, a fellow former council member and AI expert at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. The pair were speaking at a panel on governance and accountability in AI, and the moderator asked them to address the "elephant in the room." The Google council was disbanded in April after criticism of the appointment of Kay Coles James, the head of a right-wing thinktank who been accused of anti-LGBTQ and anti-immigrant rhetoric.