AI and Machine Learning systems are quickly becoming an integral part of how we work with, understand, and socialize with each other. Although this new technology is extremely exciting and offers a new wave of technological advancement, with it comes many ethical issues concerning discrimination, undermining human emotion, breaking social contracts and more.
Sheana Ahlqvist talks to Josh Lovejoy, Principal Design Manager at Microsoft, specializing in the Ethics and Society sector. Josh believes that human-centered design thinking can change the world for the better; that by seeking to address the needs of people- especially those at the margins- in ways that respect, restore and augment their capabilities, we can invent forms of technological innovation that would have otherwise been invisible.
IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL HEAR:
Why do corporations want to know what people are thinking and feeling?
Forming trust relationships using AI systems.
What is a design ethicist?
What kinds of things can impartial AI autonomous systems do better than humans.
How do autonomous AI systems take advantage of consumers?
What is predictive policing and how does it relate to AI ethics?
What are some examples of misapplications of Machine Learning systems.
What is a deepfake?
What is a mean opinion score and how does it apply to voice automation?
Josh’s opinion on how AI tools should be developed.
What happens when you give up personal data in exchange for a more personalized experience?
Who should have the authority to make consequential decisions about AI?
How will AI and Machine Learning systems shape our knowledge and create change for the future?
How do you create machine learning systems that are unbiased but still function effectively for the user?
Can AI really change the world? Or are its developing algorithms formalizing social injustice? When these highly-technical systems derive patterns from existing datasets, their models can perpetuate past mistakes.
In this episode of the Innovation For All Podcast, Sheana Ahlqvist discusses with David Robinson the threats of social bias and discrimination becoming embedded in Artificial Intelligence.
What is the role of technological advances in shaping society?
What is the difference between Machine Learning vs. Artificial Intelligence?
Social Justice Implications of Technology
What are the limitations of finding patterns in previous data?
How does should government regulate new, highly technical systems?
The need for more resources and more thoughtfulness in regulating data
Examples of data-driven issues in the private sector.
Removing skepticism of regulatory agencies in examining data models.
Authorities should remember that there are limits to what AI models can do.
David is the co-founder of Upturn and currently a Visiting Scientist at the AI Policy and Practice Initiative in Cornell’s College of Computing and Information Science. David touches on how government regulatory agencies should examine new AI models and systems, especially as the technology continues to creep its way into our day-to-day lives. David discusses the importance of “ground truthing.” David emphasizes looking at a technology’s capabilities and limits before deciding on whether decision makers should implement it.
Osonde Osoba, an engineer at the RAND Corporation and a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School, joins Sheana Ahlqvist in today’s episode of Innovation For All Podcast to talk about fairness in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. AI has the ability to seriously impact our lives, which is why Osonde is pushing for systems that are accurate, unbiased, and flexible.
Discover what areas we should be wary when handing over the decision-making to AI’s, why this isn’t just a technical issue, but also political, and who should we put in charge of these systems. Learn also the importance of accountability, ethics, privacy, and regulation in AI systems.
IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN:
The difference between Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
Should AI systems intentionally be made to ‘align with our comfort’?
What roles do the legislators, policy makers, etc. do?
Strategies to protect Data Privacy in AI and ML models
Regulatory rules between the developers and the users
If technology changes so rapidly, how can regulators keep up?