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Monday, February 18, 2019

Governance, Oversight and Auditing AI Systems

Good overview of the idea.  Increasingly will be proposed and required.   My own connection to legal AI systems will start to embrace this as well.     Adding this to my own investigation of regulation and liability aspects.

Governance and Oversight Coming to AI and Automation: Independent Audit of AI Systems  By Ryan Carrier in CACM

Governance and independent oversight on the design and implementation of all forms of artificial intelligence (AI) and automation is a cresting wave about to break comprehensively on the field of information technology and computing.

If this is a surprise to you, then you may have missed the forest for the trees on a myriad of news stories over the past three to five years.  Privacy failures, cybersecurity breeches, unethical choices in decision engines and biased datasets have repeatedly sprung up as corporations around the world deploy increasing numbers of AIs throughout their organizations.

The world, broadly speaking, combined with legislative bodies, regulators and a dedicated body of academics operating in the field of AI Safety, have been pressing the issue.  Now guidelines are taking hold in a practical format.

IEEE's Ethically Aligned Design is the Gold Standard for drawing together a global voice, using open source crowdsourcing techniques to assert some core ethical guidelines. Additionally, the standards body is deeply into the process of creating 13 different sets of standards covering areas from child and student data governance to algorithmic bias.    ..... " 

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