OPINION: These authors from MIT Technology Review Believe AI Ethics Groups Need to Take Regional and Cultural Diversity Into Account
Abhishek Gupta and Victoria Heath have written a cogent opinion piece on why they think it’s ill-advised that AI ethics advisory boards still are mainly comprised of people based in Europe or the U.S. Gupta is the founder of the Montreal AI Ethics Institute and a machine learning engineer at Microsoft, where he serves on the CSE Responsible AI Board. Heath is a researcher at the Montreal AI Ethics Institute and a senior research fellow at the NATO Association of Canada.
Here are the first two paragraphs of the article, with the link to the full article below:
International organizations and corporations are racing to develop global guidelines for the ethical use of artificial intelligence. Declarations, manifestos, and recommendations are flooding the internet. But these efforts will be futile if they fail to account for the cultural and regional contexts in which AI operates.
AI systems have repeatedly been shown to cause problems that disproportionately affect marginalized groups while benefiting a privileged few. The global AI ethics efforts under way today—of which there are dozens—aim to help everyone benefit from this technology, and to prevent it from causing harm. Generally speaking, they do this by creating guidelines and principles for developers, funders, and regulators to follow. They might, for example, recommend routine internal audits or require protections for users’ personally identifiable information….
Link to entire article here.