17 Mar 2021

Lawmakers, Experts, Industry Highlight Need for Ethics After Defense Commission Releases Final AI Report

Experts in technology and security have been highlighting a distinct need for ethics regulations to be put in place after the Defense Commission released its final artificial intelligence report. Former undersecretary of defense for policy Michele Flournoy called the National Security Commission on AI’s final report one of the most

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01 Feb 2021

Facial Recognition Ethical Framework Launched by BSIA

A new guide has been released by the British Security Industry Association, detailing the ethical and legal uses of facial recognition technology, particularly Automated Facial Recognition (AFR). The document outlines the steps organizations are obligated to take regarding using facial recognition tech responsibly while avoiding ethical issues. The framework seeks

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01 Nov 2019

Defense Innovation Board Lays Out 5 Key Principles for Ethical AI

The Defense Innovation Board, which functions as the tech advisory board for the US Department of Defense (DoD), released a highly anticipated report[pdf] on recommendations for the ethical use of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies by the DoD. The board recommends that the use of AI should be responsible, equitable, traceable,

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25 Jun 2019

Ethics and Compliance Programs Growing More Mature

New research by NAVEX Global shows that a majority of organizations with basic ethics and compliance programs view them as an insurance policy or a necessary evil (52%) instead of as a key element in their overall approach to risk management (48%). The survey also found that companies that have

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08 May 2019

Former Federal CIO: Artificial Intelligence Will Change the World

Former US chief information officer Vivek Kundra believes that over the next 10 years, the proliferation of artificial intelligence (AI) will result in a technological revolution equivalent to the rise of the Internet. While Kundra believes that the US government will play a leading role in the digital transformation that

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12 Apr 2019

EU beats Google to the punch in setting strategy for ethical A.I.

Earlier this week, the European Union published a possible strategy for making ethics a fundamental part of artificial intelligence (AI) research and development. According to European Commissioner Andrus Ansip, “[t]he ethical dimension of AI is not a luxury feature or an add-on.” Instead, he believes that “[i]t is only with

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09 Apr 2019

Europe Thinks Ethics Is the Key to Winning the A.I. Race. Not Everyone Is Convinced

The European Commission (EC), which is the executive branch of the European Union (EU), is launching a pilot of ethical guidelines for the development of artificial intelligence (AI). The guidelines were developed by a diverse team of AI experts including some from the private sector and the academic sector. The

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22 Jan 2019

Biased algorithms: here’s a more radical approach to creating fairness

The increasing tendency to have algorithms, such as those used in AI technologies, make important decisions that affect our lives, raises important ethical questions. This is because many of those algorithms are infused with the same biases that undermine the capability of fair, impartial judgment in humans. In their attempt to address

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