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AI & Ethics

Gathering and underlining communities

Ethics in AI aims to ensure that AI is developed and used in a way that respects human dignity, rights, and values, and that promotes the common good, justice, and diversity. 

Some of the main topics and challenges in Ethics in AI include:

  • Data responsibility: How to collect, store, share, and use data in a fair, transparent, and secure manner, while protecting the privacy and consent of data subjects.

  • Fairness and bias: How to prevent, detect, and mitigate unfair or discriminatory outcomes or impacts of AI systems on individuals or groups, especially those who are vulnerable or marginalized.

  • Explainability and transparency: How to make AI systems and their decisions understandable, accountable, and traceable by humans, and how to communicate the limitations, uncertainties, and risks of AI systems1.

  • Robustness and safety: How to ensure that AI systems are reliable, secure, and resilient to errors, attacks, or misuse and that they comply with the relevant standards and regulations.

  • Human agency and oversight: How to preserve and enhance human autonomy, dignity, and well-being in the face of AI systems, and how to ensure human control and responsibility over AI systems.

  • Social and environmental impact: How to assess and monitor the short-term and long-term effects of AI systems on society, culture, economy, and environment, and how to promote sustainable and inclusive development.

Ethics in AI is not only a theoretical or academic discipline but also a practical and applied one. It requires the collaboration and participation of various stakeholders, such as AI developers, users, policymakers, regulators, researchers, educators, civil society, and the public. Ethics in AI also requires the development and implementation of ethical frameworks, principles, guidelines, codes, standards, and tools that can help to operationalize and enforce ethics in AI.

Ethics in AI is an important and urgent topic, as AI technology has the potential to bring great benefits, but also great risks, to humanity and the planet. By applying ethics in AI, we can ensure that AI serves the common good and respects human rights and values.

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