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Google and the Oxford Internet Institute explain artificial intelligence basics with the 'A-Z of AI'

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is informing just about every facet of society, from detecting fraud and surveillance to helping countries battle the current COVID-19 pandemic. But AI is a thorny subject, fraught with complex terminology, contradictory information, and general confusion about what it is at its most fundamental level. This is why the Oxford Internet Institute (OII), the University of Oxford's research and teaching department specializing in the social science of the internet, has partnered with Google to launch a portal with a series of explainers outlining what AI actually is -- including the fundamentals, ethics, its impact on society, and how it's created. The Oxford Internet Institute is a multidisciplinary research and teaching department of the University of Oxford, dedicated to the social science of the Internet. At launch, the "A-Z of AI" covers 26 topics, including bias and how AI is used in climate science, ethics, machine learning, human-in-the-loop, and Generative adversarial networks (GANs).


Rome Call

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The Pontifical Academy for Life, Microsoft, IBM, FAO, the Italia Government, signed as first the "Call for an AI Ethics", a document developed to support an ethical approach to Artificial Intelligence and promote a sense of responsibility among organizations, governments and institutions with the aim to create a future in which digital innovation and technological progress serve human genius and creativity and not their gradual replacement Ethics – All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. Education – Transforming the world through the innovation of AI means undertaking to build a future for and with younger generations. Rights – The development of AI in the service of humankind and the planet must be reflected in regulations and principles that protect people – particularly the weak and the underprivileged – and natural environments. AI-based technology must never be used to exploit people in any way, especially those who are most vulnerable. Instead, it must be used to help people develop their abilities (empowerment/enablement) and to support the planet.


The ethics of AI development in public policy

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The number of ethical guidelines, frameworks and principles on AI just keeps growing and growing. International organisations, national regulators, parliamentary committees, even the corporate sector, are overflowing with documents proclaiming the need for AI to be ethical. Of course, AI technologies (AITs) cannot themselves be ethical. AITs are, whatever their sophistication, speed and processing power, still just technologies. So, AI ethics, at least for public policy, really refers to the ethics of AI development and use by humans, in specific social, institutional and political situations.


AI, facial recognition, and ethics: Will this new tech invade public privacy?

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We live in an age where we have unprecedented access to almost any information we need. With the emergence of new technology like artificial intelligence (AI), facial recognition, big data and more, the human experience is being changed forever. Almost anything you need is just a tap away; but this access comes at a price--data for data. A simple online search may seem harmless, but before you know it, you're being bombarded with ads offering you exactly what you were looking for. How exactly does this work?


Needed: Humans To Break Artificial Intelligence Out Of Its Silo

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AI is nothing without the people behind it. AI will fill many roles, but perhaps its greatest potential is in its ability to reach across or break through organizational silos. At this point, however, with most implementations in pilot stages, labs or focused on single tasks such as chatbots, AI has yet to break out of its own silo. For AI to be a truly revolutionary force across organizations, it needs to be liberated, in a very human way. That's the word from Sharmila Chatterjee and Zoran Latinovic, both with MIT, speaking in a webcast hosted by MIT Sloan Management Review.


Needed: Humans To Break Artificial Intelligence Out Of Its Silo

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AI is nothing without the people behind it. AI will fill many roles, but perhaps its greatest potential is in its ability to reach across or break through organizational silos. At this point, however, with most implementations in pilot stages, labs or focused on single tasks such as chatbots, AI has yet to break out of its own silo. For AI to be a truly revolutionary force across organizations, it needs to be liberated, in a very human way. That's the word from Sharmila Chatterjee and Zoran Latinovic, both with MIT, speaking in a webcast hosted by MIT Sloan Management Review.


AI, facial recognition, and ethics: Will this new tech invade public privacy? - Talk IoT

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We live in an age where we have unprecedented access to almost any information we need. With the emergence of new technology like artificial intelligence (AI), facial recognition, big data and more, the human experience is being changed forever. Almost anything you need is just a tap away; but this access comes at a price--data for data. A simple online search may seem harmless, but before you know it, you're being bombarded with ads offering you exactly what you were looking for. How exactly does this work?


Checks and balances in AI ethics

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Ethics of AI: While artificial intelligence promises significant benefits, there are concerns it could make unethical decisions. Prefer to listen to this story? Here it is in audio format. Artificial intelligence (AI) is fast becoming important for accountants and businesses, and how it is used raises several ethical issues and questions. While autonomous AI algorithms teach themselves, concerns have been raised that some machine learning techniques are essentially "black boxes" that make it technically impossible to fully understand how the machine arrived at a result.


How much is too much?: The ethics of AI and data in the workplace

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It seems as though we're finally starting to understand just how much influence Artificial Intelligence (AI) can have on our everyday lives. As a concept, AI has technically existed since the 1950s, but it's only within the last few years that we've seen the technology begin to make its lasting mark - from robust and intuitive enterprise technologies right down to the smart devices now powering our homes. Many of us might not be aware, but whether we're using voice assistants such as Alexa, shopping online or scrolling through Facebook, there are various elements of data-heavy AI and Machine Learning (ML) at play. The fact that AI technology has so seamlessly integrated itself into everyday life is certainly remarkable, but this information also arrives with an ethical conundrum. In the days of GDPR, we must now accept cookies in order to consent collection of our personal data outside of work.


AI Ethics: DNV GL Exec on Why Women Are Key to Ethics Research

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"If you look at the key names in the global debate on AI ethics, it is in fact dominated by women who have many different types of backgrounds, not only tech backgrounds." Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the game-changer in the industry, turbocharging new use cases in transportation, law enforcement, e-commerce, retail, healthcare, and entertainment. However, the quick pace of transformation and adoption is not accompanied by concrete industry standards on AI ethics and fairness in Machine Learning algorithms. While ethics in AI have been a dominant narrative for sometime, Big Tech is still seeking ways to design a code of conduct when building ML algorithms. Some tech giants like Microsoft have laid down guidelines to responsible AI and has operationalized responsible AI at scale, others are yet to follow suit.