Social & Ethical Issues


Jobs Aplenty, but a Shortage of Care Keeps Many Women From Benefiting

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"I think it will be really interesting to see what the long-term consequences are on mothers' career opportunities," said Ariane Hegewisch, the program director in employment and earnings at the Institute for Women's Policy Research. "Women have continued to work, but they clearly had to cut back." America's long-running caregiving shortage, for both children and older adults, was compounded by the pandemic. The professional caregiving work force -- also disproportionately female -- hasn't recovered. More than one child care worker in 10 hasn't returned, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (although that data may not capture all the single-employee, home-based operators that make up a huge part of the sector).


The Church of Artificial Intelligence of the Future - The Stream

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There is a church that worships artificial intelligence (AI). Zealots believe that an extraordinary AI future is inevitable. The technology is not here yet, but we are assured that it's coming. We will have the ability to be uploaded onto a computer and thereby achieve immortality. You will be reborn into a new, immortal silicon body.


How Artificial Intelligence will Transform Banking?

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The introduction of artificial intelligence in the banking sector makes banks efficient, helpful and more understanding. The growing impact of AI in this sector reduces operational costs, improves customer support and process automation. AI-based applications help banks by reducing costs thereby increasing productivity. Also, intelligent algorithms are able to spot inconsistency and fraudulent information in a matter of seconds. According to reports, nearly 80 percent of banks are aware of the potential benefits that AI presents to their sector.


Why business is booming for military AI startups

MIT Technology Review

Militaries are responding to the call. NATO announced on June 30 that it is creating a $1 billion innovation fund that will invest in early-stage startups and venture capital funds developing "priority" technologies such as artificial intelligence, big-data processing, and automation. Since the war started, the UK has launched a new AI strategy specifically for defense, and the Germans have earmarked just under half a billion for research and artificial intelligence within a $100 billion cash injection to the military. "War is a catalyst for change," says Kenneth Payne, who leads defense studies research at King's College London and is the author of the book I, Warbot: The Dawn of Artificially Intelligent Conflict. The war in Ukraine has added urgency to the drive to push more AI tools onto the battlefield.


5 ways to avoid artificial intelligence bias with 'responsible AI'

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Over the last few years, responsible AI has gone from a niche concept to a constant headline. Responsible, trustworthy AI is the subject of several documentaries, books, and conferences. The more we make responsible AI an expectation and a known commodity, the more likely we are to make it our reality. This enables us to flourish with more accessible AI. This is our shared goal through the Responsible AI Badge certification programme for senior executives.


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AI ethics should be hardcoded like security by design

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Businesses need to think about ethics from ground zero when they begin conceptualising and developing artificial intelligence (AI) products. This will help ensure AI tools can be implemented responsibly and without bias. The same approach already is deemed essential to cybersecurity products, where a "security by design" development principle will drive the need to assess risks and hardcode security from the start, so piecemeal patchwork and costly retrofitting can be avoided at a later stage. This mindset now should be applied to the development of AI products, said Kathy Baxter, principal architect for Salesforce.com's She noted that there were many lessons to be learned from the cybersecurity industry, which had evolved in the past decades since the first malware surfaced in the 1980s.


Data Science Essentials -- AI Ethics (I)

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Building responsible AI: 5 pillars for an ethical future

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We are excited to bring Transform 2022 back in-person July 19 and virtually July 20 - 28. Join AI and data leaders for insightful talks and exciting networking opportunities. For as long as there has been technological progress, there have been concerns over its implications. The Manhattan Project, when scientists grappled with their role in unleashing such innovative, yet destructive, nuclear power is a prime example. Lord Solomon "Solly" Zuckerman was a scientific advisor to the Allies during World War 2, and afterward a prominent nuclear nonproliferation advocate. He was quoted in the 1960s with a prescient insight that still rings true today: "Science creates the future without knowing what the future will be."