Executive Briefing: Ethical considerations for AI
Who is this presentation for?
- Decision makers and AI researchers
The use of AI is growing rapidly and expanding into applications that impact people’s lives. Autonomous vehicles must make instant decisions with multiple outcomes, and AI is already being used in judiciary systems to help make sentencing decisions. While researchers are driven by enthusiasm to harness the power of AI, they also have an obligation to consider the impact of intelligent applications.
This is a question of trust and ethics, not just technology. While we may believe that machines don’t make value judgments and are inherently unbiased, assumptions made in the design process can be based on subjective value judgments, such as choosing datasets, selecting weighting schemes, balancing precision, and recall. As people increasingly put their trust in technology, without really understanding how it works or its limitations, stronger ethics are essential. Raj Minhas explores how PARC leads an industry initiative to build an ethical framework into the research and design of decision-making processes in AI and intelligent systems.
PARC, a Xerox Company
Raj Minhas is the vice president and director of the interaction and analytics laboratory with PARC, which focuses on people, their behaviors, and interactions with machines. The lab conducts research on all aspects of human-machine interaction including computer vision, conversation agents, explainable AI, and human-machine teaming. Previously, Raj was the director of Xerox Research Center India for two years; held a variety of leadership roles at Xerox Research Center Webster, including manager of analytics and large-scale computing research. He earned his MS and PhD in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Toronto.
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