Ethics in Technology

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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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    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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