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UK to investigate bias of algorithmic decision-making

The potential for bias in the use of algorithms in crime and justice, financial services, recruitment and local government will be investigated by the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation (CDEI).

  • Centre will investigate how to maximise the benefits in the use of algorithms in recruitment, local government and financial services
  • Comes as organisation publishes its first full-year work programme and strategy setting out its priorities for the year ahead

Source: Investigation launched into potential for bias in algorithmic decision-making in society – GOV.UK

Can AI Be a Fair Judge in Court? Estonia Thinks So

Estonia plans to use an artificial intelligence program to decide some small-claims cases, part of a push to make government services smarter.

In the most ambitious project to date, the Estonian Ministry of Justice has asked Estonia’s chief data officer Otto Velsberg and his team to design a “robot judge” that could adjudicate small claims disputes of less than €7,000 (about $8,000). Officials hope the system can clear a backlog of cases for judges and court clerks.

Full article: Can AI Be a Fair Judge in Court? Estonia Thinks So

Google is making it easier for AI developers to keep users’ data private

Google has announced a new module for its machine learning framework, TensorFlow, that lets developers improve the privacy of their AI models with just a few lines of extra code.

TensorFlow is one of the most popular tools for building machine learning applications, and it’s used by developers around the world to create programs like text, audio, and image recognition algorithms. With the introduction of TensorFlow Privacy, these developers will be able to safeguard users’ data with a statistical technique known as “differential privacy.”

Source: Google is making it easier for AI developers to keep users’ data private – The Verge

Encryption isn’t enough: Why conversational AI requires more

Personal data is not at its most vulnerable when in transit but rather when it is stored or displayed at one end or the other. Thus, for a conversational AI solution to truly protect a customer’s privacy, its security functionality must go beyond encryption.

Full article: Encryption isn’t enough: Why conversational AI requires more

AI and data protection also on the agenda of Helsinki conference on Artificial Intelligence

A dedicated session will explore the necessary path of development of AI applications, why data protection matters, how it is relevant and what is of relevance. The main speakers will be Reijo Aarnio, Data Protection Ombudsman of Finland and Alessandro Mantelero, Associate Professor of Private Law at the Polytechnic University of Turin and Council of Europe rapporteur on Artificial Intelligence and data protection.

 Conference programme

 The Conference will be live streamed.

More information: AI and data protection also on the agenda of Helsinki conference on Artificial Intelligence – Newsroom

Artificial Intelligence: Privacy Promise or Peril?

Advanced algorithms, machine learning (ML), and artificial intelligence (AI) are appearing across digital and technology sectors from healthcare to financial institutions, and in contexts ranging from voice-activated digital assistants, to traffic routing, identifying at-risk students, and getting purchase recommendations on various online platforms.

Full article: Artificial Intelligence: Privacy Promise or Peril?

President Trump Signs Executive Order on Artificial Intelligence

President Trump signed an Executive Order (“EO”), “Maintaining American Leadership in Artificial Intelligence,” that launches a coordinated federal government strategy for Artificial Intelligence (the “AI Initiative”).

Among other things, the AI Initiative aims to solidify American leadership in AI by empowering federal agencies to drive breakthroughs in AI research and development (“R&D”) (including by making data computing resources available to the AI research community), to establish technological standards to support reliable and trustworthy systems that use AI, to provide guidance with respect to regulatory approaches, and to address issues related to the AI workforce.

Source: President Trump Signs Executive Order on Artificial Intelligence

AI ethics and moving beyond compliance

The digital economy is at the center of a seismic change with the convergence of big data and artificial intelligence.

The oceans of digital information and low-cost computing power are providing endless marketing opportunities. The rapid rate of innovation is proving to be one of the most transformative forces of our time.

Full article: AI ethics and moving beyond compliance

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