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Artificial intelligence Ethics: Report of the latest trends & insights about the ethics in the AI industry.

Monthly report: April 2019

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Landmark IEEE Report Calls for Ethical Design of Autonomous Systems

On Apr 10, 2019
@alan_winfield shared
RT @johnchavens: Landmark IEEE Report Calls for Ethical Design of Autonomous Systems https://t.co/rmbhm4Vwv7 via @CBROnline.com
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A landmark study from the IEEE urges a renewed focus on ethics as a "macro" in the design stages of autonomous and intelligent systems. Ethical AI is a...

www.cbronline.com
On Apr 10, 2019
@alan_winfield shared
RT @johnchavens: Landmark IEEE Report Calls for Ethical Design of Autonomous Systems https://t.co/rmbhm4Vwv7 via @CBROnline.com
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Landmark IEEE Report Calls for Ethical Design of Autonomous Systems

A landmark study from the IEEE urges a renewed focus on ethics as a "macro" in the design stages of autonomous and intelligent systems. Ethical AI is a...

Google employees are lining up to trash Google’s AI ethics council

On Apr 1, 2019
@techreview shared
Artificial intelligence is becoming a politically charged issue for companies like Google. https://t.co/wJuVgwgmE1
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The independent council was meant to help Google’s public image, but the blowback shows just how fraught—and politicized—use of AI is becoming.

www.technologyreview.com
On Apr 1, 2019
@techreview shared
Artificial intelligence is becoming a politically charged issue for companies like Google. https://t.co/wJuVgwgmE1
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Google employees are lining up to trash Google’s AI ethics council

The independent council was meant to help Google’s public image, but the blowback shows just how fraught—and politicized—use of AI is becoming.

Behind Every Robot Is a Human

On Apr 16, 2019
@johnchavens shared
RT @maria_axente: “Humans are part of what makes any AI system work, and they bring all their dumb, human baggage with them. But hiding their role only serves Silicon Valley’s fiction that AI is powerful, rational, and inscrutable “ https://t.co/l7cUGdBBOr https://t.co/nHri9952Iq
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Why Amazon workers sometimes listen in on users’ conversations with Alexa, and what it tells us about the technology that powers “smart” devices

www.theatlantic.com
On Apr 16, 2019
@johnchavens shared
RT @maria_axente: “Humans are part of what makes any AI system work, and they bring all their dumb, human baggage with them. But hiding their role only serves Silicon Valley’s fiction that AI is powerful, rational, and inscrutable “ https://t.co/l7cUGdBBOr https://t.co/nHri9952Iq
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Behind Every Robot Is a Human

Why Amazon workers sometimes listen in on users’ conversations with Alexa, and what it tells us about the technology that powers “smart” devices

How do you make sure AI is trustworthy? The EU wrote a checklist.

On Apr 17, 2019
@johnchavens shared
How do you make sure AI is trustworthy? The EU wrote a checklist. https://t.co/4QVsjgjONW
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The European Union wants to lead the world in developing ethical AI.

www.msn.com
On Apr 17, 2019
@johnchavens shared
How do you make sure AI is trustworthy? The EU wrote a checklist. https://t.co/4QVsjgjONW
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How do you make sure AI is trustworthy? The EU wrote a checklist.

The European Union wants to lead the world in developing ethical AI.

On Recent Research Auditing Commercial Facial Analysis Technology

On Apr 10, 2019
@FrankPasquale shared
“There are currently no laws in place to audit Rekognition’s use, Amazon has not disclosed who the customers are, nor what the error rates are across different intersectional demographics. How can we ensure that this tool is not improperly being used?” https://t.co/X5n2KN3PVt
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Concerned researchers

medium.com
On Apr 10, 2019
@FrankPasquale shared
“There are currently no laws in place to audit Rekognition’s use, Amazon has not disclosed who the customers are, nor what the error rates are across different intersectional demographics. How can we ensure that this tool is not improperly being used?” https://t.co/X5n2KN3PVt
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The grim reality of life under Gangs Matrix, London's controversial predictive policing tool

On Apr 2, 2019
@WIRED shared
RT @ptr_yeung: My story for @wired on predictive policing and the flawed future of British crime-stopping: https://t.co/NUr21NU1C7
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AI and machine learning software was meant to make policing fairer and more accountable – but it hasn't worked out that way

www.wired.co.uk
On Apr 2, 2019
@WIRED shared
RT @ptr_yeung: My story for @wired on predictive policing and the flawed future of British crime-stopping: https://t.co/NUr21NU1C7
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The grim reality of life under Gangs Matrix, London's controversial predictive policing tool

AI and machine learning software was meant to make policing fairer and more accountable – but it hasn't worked out that way

EU guidelines Ethics washing made in Europe

On Apr 14, 2019
@johnchavens shared
RT @NetizenFour: I'd be curious to see a 'compare and contrast' between the #AI_HLEG Ethics Guidelines for Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence and @IEEESA Ethically Aligned Design. https://t.co/KDUZ8vxrGT @johnchavens @ThomasMetzinger @EthicalBAU @Floridi @j2bryson @ShannonVallor @C___CS
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On Tuesday, the EU has published ethics guidelines for artificial intelligence. A member of the expert group that drew up the paper says: This is a case of ethical white-washing.

www.tagesspiegel.de
On Apr 14, 2019
@johnchavens shared
RT @NetizenFour: I'd be curious to see a 'compare and contrast' between the #AI_HLEG Ethics Guidelines for Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence and @IEEESA Ethically Aligned Design. https://t.co/KDUZ8vxrGT @johnchavens @ThomasMetzinger @EthicalBAU @Floridi @j2bryson @ShannonVallor @C___CS
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EU guidelines Ethics washing made in Europe

On Tuesday, the EU has published ethics guidelines for artificial intelligence. A member of the expert group that drew up the paper says: This is a case of ethical white-washing.

A call for transparency and responsibility in Artificial Intelligence

On Apr 1, 2019
@NoelSharkey shared
RT @aimeevanrobot: Proud for the FRR to be a part of #deloitte's multi-pronged approach to building accountability in #Robotics and #AI. @NoelSharkey @RespRobotics https://t.co/xep0NJdUm2
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A call for transparency and responsibility within Artificial Intelligence (AI): AI that can be explained, in accordance with the core principles of a company.

www2.deloitte.com
On Apr 1, 2019
@NoelSharkey shared
RT @aimeevanrobot: Proud for the FRR to be a part of #deloitte's multi-pronged approach to building accountability in #Robotics and #AI. @NoelSharkey @RespRobotics https://t.co/xep0NJdUm2
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A call for transparency and responsibility in Artificial Intelligence

A call for transparency and responsibility within Artificial Intelligence (AI): AI that can be explained, in accordance with the core principles of a company.

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