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    Building Customer Confidence in Artificial Intelligence Systems for the Financial Industry

    The Importance of Applied Ethics in Artificial Intelligence Human data, the fundamental building block for artificial intelligent systems, is currently being accessed and shared in multiple ways across the world without unified policy, technology, or cultural guidelines. For industries like financial services — which is second only to the technology…

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    Driving Responsible Innovation of AI, Life Sciences and Next Generation Biotech

    “We are making God obsolete,” declared the rockstar-like professor of synthetic biology in the recent Netflix hit show Biohackers. What happens when humans become creators of new forms of DNA, including our own? Who gets to decide? Who owns our genomic data? Who is it shared with? Who is accountable?…

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    Introducing the Measurementality Series on Artificial Intelligence Systems

    Professor Alex ‘Sandy’ Pentland speaks with John C. Havens of IEEE SA in the first official video interview for Measurementality, describing how our metrics of success need to include a more holistic set of Indicators than they do today. Sandy directs MIT Connection Science and previously helped create and direct…

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    Contact Tracing Applications and Technologies Beyond COVID-19

    IEEE SA Voice podcast discusses ethical considerations of personal privacy versus public health protection with contact tracing technologies and apps in the use of COVID-19 and other communicable diseases.

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    SDGs and Personal Sovereignty: Digital Trust in the Algorithmic Age

    In the wake of COVID-19, with increased need for location tracking and the sharing of biometric and medical data to combat the pandemic, a dialogue has emerged in governmental, commercial, and civil societies debating the balance between personal privacy and the protection of the public. Calls for personal data sovereignty–the…

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    New Creative Commons Paper Addresses Ethical Hurdles to Contact Tracing Adoption

    Contact tracing applications and technologies (CTA/CTT), which often leverage phone-location data, hold tremendous potential to help mitigate COVID-19’s spread. But it is clear now that we were not ready—from multi-faceted business, operational, legal, technical and social perspectives—to embrace CTA/CTT quickly and widely enough to maximize their effectiveness. How could these…

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    City AI and IEEE SA Join Forces to Foster Diversity by Design

    By definition, diversity implies active and inclusive participation. When it comes to Artificial Intelligence Systems (AIS), it’s even more critical to establish strategies and partnerships that can foster genuine and holistic inclusion regarding design for these important technologies. Since 2016, City AI has become the world’s leading non-profit connecting the…

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    WSIS Forum 2020: Achieving Sustainable Development Goals through ICTs

    Information and communication technologies (ICTs) form the backbone of today's digital economy, with an enormous potential to accelerate progress on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and improve people's lives in fundamental ways—from providing access to education resources and healthcare, and fostering digital services and inclusion, to making communities…

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    Prioritizing Ethical Considerations in the Design of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems

    The first half of 2020 has been a busy time of progress on varied fronts regarding the work of  The IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems including projects focused on: Moving beyond gross domestic product (GDP) for measuring impact in technology with the release of  IEEE…

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    Advancing Technology for Sustainable Development

    Right alongside sound strategy and nimble resource mobilization, innovative implementation of existing and emerging technologies is one of the essentials of sustainable development worldwide. There is substantial excitement around information and communications technologies (ICTs) and other innovations as valuable tools for achieving so many of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development…

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