A Path from Ethical Principles to Law
The purpose of ethics and the law are often distinct yet the EU is on a path to turn ethical principles into legal rules. Is this the right approach?
Bad Robots: Twitter Faces Backlash Over Racially Problematic Algorithm
Twitter is re-evaluating an image cropping algorithm after evidence has emerged that the technology seemingly favored images of white individuals while hiding those of people of color.
Is there a trade-off between privacy & discrimination in algorithmic decision making?
Direct discrimination occurs when somebody is treated unfavourably because of an attribute such as age, disability, race, sexuality etc
Bad Robots: UK Home Office Backs Away From Immigration Algorithm After Legal Challenge
After being sued by two groups, the United Kingdom’s Home Office has agreed to halt its use of, and substantially redesign, an algorithm that it had been using to analyze and support visa applications.
There’s fairness and there’s procedural fairness
Procedural fairness is concerned with the procedures used by a decision maker, rather than the actual outcome reached.
Fairness – universally understood but hotly contested
If you are a parent in Australia and put bowls of ice cream in front of two siblings, the first thing they do is examine the quantity of ice cream in the other’s bowl.
Bad Robots: “Deepfake” Technology is Deeply Concerning
“Deepfakes” – AI generated fake images, videos, and audio files – are becoming more commonplace as their proliferation across the internet explodes.
Bad Robots: “Race Blind” Medical Algorithm Fraught With … (wait for it) … Racial Bias
The algorithm failed to account for more than half of Black patients who should have been categorised as “high risk.”
What are the Ethical AI toolkits?
A toolkit can make all the difference when it comes to the application of ethical principles.
Ethical AI – The global context: Singapore
Singapore has been a significant contributor to the global discussion on the ethics of AI – recently releasing three documents for trade associations and chambers, professional bodies, and interest groups for discussion, and adaption for their own use.