AI ethics a ‘baseline safety issue’ – new report essential reading for data researchers

Kate Crawford and Meredith Whittaker of New York University have this week published a thirty page report on ethics in the AI industry that raises the bar on data ethics discourse and makes solid recommendations for the sector. These include the eradication of black box algorithms in high stakes domains such ​​ as criminal​ ​justice … Continue reading "AI ethics a ‘baseline safety issue’ – new report essential reading for data researchers"

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How can we ensure robots share our values? Deepmind investigates

DeepMind launches new research team to investigate AI ethics With each passing week more investment is directed towards the pursuit of ethical AI development. For years there has been a worrying lag between technology development and human engagement with the moral and human rights issues that these technologies will surface. Google’s Deepmind is the latest … Continue reading "How can we ensure robots share our values? Deepmind investigates"

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 Data Ethics’ future is cross-disciplinary: the US science foundation is willing to bet on it

October 2, 2017 The National Science Foundation in the US has just granted $3m to a study on data ethics designed to develop guidelines and other resources for researchers and industry. The University of Maryland is part of a six-institution collaboration called Pervade – over the next four years, Pervade wants to put together a clearer … Continue reading " Data Ethics’ future is cross-disciplinary: the US science foundation is willing to bet on it"

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