AI and Ethics

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On a recent trip to New Orleans for work, we had the privilege of touring the location that houses and builds the floats for the Mardi Gras parade.  I took quite a few photographs but this grouping of money bags and Elvis got me thinking about ethics and AI.

You will be hearing more and more of this issue.  There are many who do not understand AI ( ML, NLP and RPA ) and are therefore concerned about what it will and will not do.

I had the benefit of taking a course on Ethics in Data Science as well as taking a course through MIT Sloan on Business strategy and AI ( I’m half way through so wish me luck ).

There are many factors for success or failure.  I think one key factor is the ability to bridge the gap between technology and business units.  

“Explainablity” is something that you will hear a lot about – the ability to clearly explain what AI is doing and how it came to its outcome.  That but also to clearly show there is no ossification of the system in that a hiring system is not hard wired the hiring practices of the the organization.  Or that young people are being denied loans at a  banking system due the the fact that the model is biased towards older applicants and that it was never given data sets for a population below the age of 35.

Ethics and AI will become more important to the point that we are now starting to talk about regulation and compliance to ensure good use of AI vs uncontrolled use of information and models.

The coin is in the air and flipping I wonder which way it will land ?

Maybe I should develop an AI Maturity Model assessment toolkit, I did this for Case Management systems and Cognitive Computing so I should be able to do it AI Maturity.  And in doing so Ethics and Transparency will have to play a key role.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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