Ethics in Technology

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    5 Issues at the Heart of Empathic AI

    Highlights Technology that can predict mood or simulate emotion has the potential to impinge on the outcomes of our lives, underlying the need for an ethics standard for empathic AI.Currently under development, the IEEE P7014 standards project is focused on five key aspects of empathetic AI ethics.In parallel to the…

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    WSIS Forum 2022: Designing A Sustainable Future

    The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2022 was held 15 March through 3 June. The 12 week-long event began with virtual sessions and culminated with the final week being held in person with remote options in Geneva, Switzerland. WSIS is co-organized by ITU, UNESCO, UNDP and UNCTAD,…

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    Ethical Considerations of Extended Reality (XR)

    Highlights As XR allows users to see the world in new ways, the autonomous and intelligent systems enabling this emergent field also raise ethical questions about the collection and usage of user data.IEEE SA published a series of white papers on XR ethics drawing insights from global researchers, industry professionals,…

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    Podcast: Is AI Good for Medicine and the Patients It is Trying to Help?

    Highlights We need to ask how pragmatic AI is in delivering good medicine and enhancing patient outcomes equally.This podcast series dives deep into conversations with multi-disciplinary experts about the pragmatic, responsible, and equitable use of AI in healthcare.Take a sneak peek at the topics covered in the series. New episodes…

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    How To Make Autonomous Systems More Transparent and Trustworthy

    Highlights IEEE 7001 standard describes specific, measurable levels of transparency that can be assessed objectively, and identifies compliance that can be determined during system design.IEEE 7001 complements and extends the IEEE 7000 series, which focuses on various aspects of ethics in engineering to enable societal benefit.The IEEE CertifAIEd program was…

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    Five Foundational Technology Trends to Watch in 2022

    Over the past year, adoption and investment in emerging technologies and new applications such as the Internet of Things (IoT) have continued to increase, as connectivity among devices capable of sending and receiving massive amounts of data grows significantly. This increased traffic is driven by diverse enabling technologies, such as…

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    The IEEE CertifAIEd Framework for AI Ethics Applied to the City of Vienna

    In a proof-of-concept collaboration between the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) and the City of Vienna, the newly developed IEEE CertifAIEd framework was successfully applied to an artificial intelligence (AI) system for the automatic categorization of incoming customer requests. Addressing Risks of Artificial Intelligence Systems AI applications are increasingly being…

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    Enabling End-User Agency and Trust in Artificial Intelligence Systems

    Complex artificial intelligence systems (AIS) are increasingly finding their way into consumer contexts. Everyday users with no domain expertise are being introduced to these systems with varying degrees of transparency and understanding of the technology. Moreover, it is unclear to most how interaction with these systems may affect their lives…

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    Process Model and Requirements Aimed at AI Procurement in a New IEEE Standard

    Artificial intelligence (AI) and automated decision systems (ADS) are increasingly being used to aid or replace government decisions and judgments that impact opportunities, access, liberties, rights, and/or the safety of their citizenry. Government entities have been consumers and stewards of public use technology for over half a century. But traditional…

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    Four Conditions for Building Trusted AI Systems

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) is changing the way we make critical decisions impacting the lives of individuals including decisions made throughout the legal system.  AI offers the potential for more uniform, repeatable, and less biased decisions, but that is far from automatic. AI systems can also codify the biases, conscious and…

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