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Three Ways To Prepare Your Workforce for Artificial Intelligence

Only 20% of U.S. companies are fully deploying artificial intelligence (AI) for decision-making in their businesses based on survey responses from 1,000 senior business executives. According to the news site Axios, 61% of organizations are just starting to adopt AI for decision-making, while 19% are categorized as having barely begun. Surveyed business leaders are hesitant […]

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NIST: Recommendations for Identifying and Managing Bias in AI

Organizations that fail to prevent bias from slipping into their artificial intelligence (AI) systems may soon find themselves in regulatory trouble. As we discussed in a previous post, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced in April that private companies that sell biased AI systems can be subject to laws under the FTC Act, which outlaws […]

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U.S. Federal Trade Commission: Seven Ways to Help Ensure Fair AI Systems

In April, the European Union (EU) and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) each released regulations aimed at curbing the potential risks of artificial intelligence (AI). While the FTC regulations apply nationally in the U.S., enforcement of the EU regulations is left to EU member states. Both regulations apply to private companies only, though they […]

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How Institutional Review Boards Can Reduce AI Risks 

Organizations are increasingly adopting artificial intelligence (AI) standards to mitigate risks associated with the technology, such as its propensity for bias. While developing AI standards is necessary, they also need to be upheld in order to be effective. To do so, organizations can consider establishing a body of experts charged with overseeing AI standards and […]

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Four AI Standards Lessons To Consider

When it comes to designing ethical artificial intelligence (AI) systems, developers usually have the best intentions. However, problems often occur when developers fail to follow their intentions, what’s dubbed the “intention-action gap.” To avoid this, a new report from the World Economic Forum and the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, titled […]

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Four Steps Organizations Can Take To Establish AI Standards

Artificial intelligence (AI) is evolving rapidly. According to multinational professional services company, Accenture, businesses spent $306 billion USD on AI applications over the past three years. Despite the advancement of AI, there are currently no specific ethical regulations around the technology—though some governments, including the European Union, are working to establish them. Meanwhile, many organizations […]

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How Can Organizations Ensure Their AI Systems Are Ethical?

Artificial intelligence (AI) applications are rapidly expanding, and so are the various threats they pose. From algorithms with embedded racial biases to “black box” systems that give humans no insight into an AI’s decision making process, it’s becoming increasingly clear that AI developers need to take steps to mitigate the risks. AI “Ethics-As-A-Service” Google plans […]

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During a Crisis, Can AI Systems Be Designed Both Quickly and Ethically?

Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to save thousands of lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. However,  rapid deployment of these systems, such as the use of apps that combine AI with blockchain to track COVID-19 cases, can pose substantial risks to privacy, according to a group of researchers who recently published their concerns in the […]

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Can Artificial Intelligence (AI) Learn?

Is artificial intelligence (AI) capable of flexible learning? Humans have the ability to learn from their situations and environments. In order for AI to do the same, it must first completely understand the learning process. Unlike humans, AI has computational power that allows it to process copious amounts of data. As AI’s tasks continue to […]

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