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An ethical checklist for robot journalism

by Tom Kent Feb 24, 2015 Updated October 2019   It’s routine now for news organizations to use artificial intelligence…

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AI BRIEFS: October 2019

KFC Hints at AI, License Plate Recognition for Drive-thrus | THE SPOON | October 30, 2019 | by Jennifer Marston…

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AI ethics and the limits of code(s) | NESTA

‘Ethics is more a habit or muscle, than a code (in either sense). It’s a way of thinking and reasoning,…

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Fred Beneson: AI Is Coming for Your Favorite Menial Tasks | THE ATLANTIC

Fred Beneson wonders what happens when human jobs are only about tough decisions. AI systems are expected to take on…

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The global landscape of AI ethics guidelines | Jobin et al

Seventy-four sets of ethical guidelines for AI have been developed since 2016, making a total of 84 ethics documents currently…

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Meet the Researchers Working to Make Sure Artificial Intelligence Is a Force for Good | TIME

TIME PROFILES the AI Now Institute at NYU. The institute is dedicated to ‘ethically sound’ practices in AI development. The…

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Editorial: International AI ethics panel must be independent | NATURE

The Editorial Board of NATURE says ‘governments have been slow to to prioritize the ethics of AI.’ The US and…

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Olaf Groth, Mark Nitzberg, Stuart Russell: AI Algorithms Need FDA-style Drug Trials | WIRED

‘A software engineer can create an army of AI-powered bots, each pretending to be a different person, promoting content on…

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What does an AI ethicist do? | WEF

THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM DESCRIBES the emerging role of full-time ethicist at companies working with AI. They focus on how…

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World Economic Forum Wants to Help Companies Avoid the Pitfalls of Artificial Intelligence: Eye on A.I. | FORBES

An ethics toolkit for using AI in corporations is in the works by the World Economic Forum. Forbes reports the…

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Deepfakes Pose Increasing Legal and Ethical Issues for Hollywood | THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

When AI is used to show famous people expressing things they didn’t say, it’s called a deepfake. When it’s intentional,…

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Henry Kissinger, Eric Schmidt, and Daniel Huttenlocher: The Metamorphosis | THE ATLANTIC

‘the word intelligence does not adequately explain what is occurring, and ascribing anthropomorphic qualities to AI is out of order… What AI…

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Alison Berthet: Why do emerging AI guidelines emphasize ‘ethics’ over human rights? | OpenGlobalRights

‘…ethics are much more easily manipulated to support a given company or government’s agenda, with limited recourse for anyone who…

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The best books on Ethics for Artificial Intelligence recommended by Paula Boddington | FIVE BOOKS

‘Some of the ethical questions in AI are precisely about how we think of ourselves in the world.’ The author…

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Editorial Board: The Guardian view on digital injustice – when computers make things worse | THE GUARDIAN

‘One key difference between the analogue bureaucracy of the traditional civil service and the digitised bureaucracy of artificial intelligence is…

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G20 ministers agree on guiding principles for using artificial intelligence | JAPAN TIMES

Ministers from the G20 nations have agreed on principles for AI that ‘respect the principles of law, human rights and…

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Beijing AI Principles | BEIJING ACADEMY OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE 2019

A combination of universities, institutes, and companies have launched 15 principles to guide the evolution of artificial intelligence in China….

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Recommendation of the Council on Artificial Intelligence | OECD 2019

‘A global reference point for trustworthy AI’ is how the OECD headlines this report from their Council on Artificial Intelligence….

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Digital assistants like Siri and Alexa entrench gender biases, says UN | THE GUARDIAN

THE GUARDIAN reports that a UNESCO study says smart speakers like Siri and Alexa should not use female voices by…

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Why we need a global response to AI ethics | WEF

‘Consider the following scenario: a car from China has different factory standards than a car from the US, but is…

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Fei-Fei Li & Yuval Noah Harari in Conversation – The Coming AI Upheaval | Stanford 2019

Runs: 90m Discussion starts around 9:38, following introductions A wide-ranging conversation: ethics in society, hacking humans, free will, and more….

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Ethics guidelines for trustworthy AI | EUROPEAN COMMISSION 2018

The EUROPEAN COMMISSION presents seven guidelines for trustworthy artificial intelligence. The Commission says they want to create ‘an environment of…

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Google and Microsoft Warn That AI May Do Dumb Things | WIRED

‘Alphabet likes to position itself as a leader in AI research, but it was six months behind rival Microsoft in…

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How Tech Giants Are Using AI Ethics Centres To Avoid Future Mishaps | ANALYTICS INDIA

‘As the world acknowledges the inevitability of AI and ML, the conversation has, however, shifted to its ethics, with governments…

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Is It Possible For AI To Be Ethical? | ASIAN SCIENTIST

‘While the panellists agreed that it is impossible to have an ‘ethical AI’, they believe that ‘AI ethics’ is a…

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China’s top AI scientist drives development of ethical guidelines | SCMP

‘Chen (Xiaoping), professor and director of the Robotics Laboratory at the University of Science and Technology of China, said AI…

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Values, Ethics and Innovation: Rethinking Technological Development in the Fourth Industrial Revolution | WEF 2018

THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM says beneficial outcomes should be the focus when making choices about technology. Technology reflects its makers,…

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We know ethics should inform AI. But which ethics? | WEF

Ethical standards are likely to become as important at shaping global competition as technological standards have been since the 1980s….

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7 principles from Google

‘We acknowledge that this area is dynamic and evolving, and we will approach our work with humility, a commitment to…

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AI in the UK: Ready, Willing and Able? | HOUSE OF LORDS SELECT COMMITTEE ON AI 2018

The U.K. HOUSE OF LORDS SELECT COMMITTEE on AI has 74 recommendations for the future of artificial intelligence. Their exhaustive…

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