Axios has put together some great info on artificial intelligence. It’s use will continue to expand. Consideration of the ethics of it’s use is important.
“The Information Technology Industry Council — a D.C.-based group representing the likes of IBM, Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple — is releasing a set of ethical principles today on how artificial intelligence systems should be developed.
“The tech industry is trying to get ahead of growing anxieties about the societal impact of AI technologies and this is an acknowledgement on companies’ part that their data-hungry products are causing sweeping changes in the way we work and live.
“Why it matters: The companies hope by pledging to handle their power responsibly they can stave off government regulation.
“Why now: ITI president Dean Garfield told Kim that the industry has learned painful lessons by staying on the sidelines of past debates about technology-driven societal shifts. “Sometimes our instinct is to just put our heads down and do our work, to develop, design and innovate,” he said. “But there’s a recognition that our ability to innovate is going to be affected by how society perceives it.”
The principles include:
- Ensure the responsible design and deployment of AI systems, including taking “steps to avoid the reasonably predictable misuse of this technology by committing to ethics by design.”
- Promote the responsible use of data and test for potentially harmful bias in the deployment of AI systems.
- Commit to mitigating bias, inequity and other potential harms in automated decision-making systems.
- Agree to develop a “reasonable accountability framework” to address concerns about liability issues created when autonomous decision-making replaces decisions made by humans.
Source: Login – Axios