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Applied Ethical and Governance Challenges in Artificial Intelligence (AI) Part 2: Prognosis »

This is the second of three parts of the syllabus and summaries prepared by Samantha Bates who TAs the Applied Ethical and Governance Challenges in Artificial Intelligence course which I co-teach with Jonathan Zittrain. John Bowers and Natalie Satiel are also TAs for the course. I posted Part I earlier in the month. My takeaways: In Part I, we defined the space and tried to frame and understand some of the problems. We left with concerns about the reductionist, poorly defined and oversimplified notions of fairness and explainability in much of the literature. We also left feeling quite challenged by...

2019 Applied Ethical and Governance Challenges in AI - Notes from Part I »

Jonathan Zittrain and I are co-teaching a class together for the third time. This year, the title of the course is Applied Ethical and Governance Challenges in Artificial Intelligence. It is a seminar, which means that we invite speakers for most of the classes and usually talk about their papers and their work. The speakers and the papers were mostly curated by our amazing teaching assistant team - Samantha Bates, John Bowers and Natalie Satiel. One of the things that Sam does is help prepare for the class by summarizing the paper and the flow of the class and I...

Supposedly 'Fair' Algorithms Can Perpetuate Discrimination »

How the use of AI runs the risk of re-creating the insurance industry's inequities of the previous century.