Commentary: UNESCO Launches Global Consultation on AI Ethics via Computer Weekly

According to Gemma Galdon Clavell, CEO and founder of Barcelona-based algorithmic auditing consultancy Eticas, “many AI early adopters… recognise the risks of AI systems – from unintended bias to explainability – and they are interested in adopting specific steps to help mitigate those risks”. Ethics technology is starting to gain importance and see more and […]

Event: Ethical, Fair and Responsible Use of AI (LATAM)

Today, we are launching one of our ongoing collaborations with Inter-American Development Bank (LATAM), to bring ethics and responsibility into AI and algorithmic processes. We’re proud of our role as ethics lead on fAIr LAC, as we’ve cultivated a dialogue to define what “FAIR AI” means.

A Primer on Facial Recognition Technology

What is facial recognition technology? Over the past few years, facial recognition technologies have benefitted from access to big data, computing power and the advancement of machine learning algorithms. Facial recognition technology enables the automatic identification and detection of an individual by matching two or more faces from digital images. It does this by creating […]

Feature: Auditing for Algorithmic Discrimination via Computer Weekly

.@gemmagaldon adds that many companies have started to view consumer trust as a competitive advantage, & are changing their ways when it comes to developing algorithms w/ social impacts. #ai #ml #techethics #datascience #iot #bigdata #dataprotection Tweet Although awareness of algorithms and their potential for discrimination have increased significantly over the past five years, Gemma […]

How to Launch with Ethics by Design

1. Conduct a Risk Assessment Have a risk assessment that includes a close examination of social impact. Ensure that your assessment is made public. That way, once you’ve launched, you’re able to say that you’ve identified the risks and have addressed them to the best of your ability. You don’t want to fix privacy and […]

Manufacturing Crime with an App

In this extended interview with Gemma Galdon Clavell, she talks about policing as they relate to social media platforms and how tech amplifies social dynamics.  How Tech Facilitates Communication Between the Police and the Public Q: With Black Lives Matters protests and this current news moment, we’re looking at every intersection of society and how […]

Commentary: The Narcs of Nextdoor via SFWeekly

Nextdoor won’t survive if only a small segment of the neighborhood feels welcome & respected enough to stay. To fix the problem, @gemmagaldon says the company should start auditing their platform & track it’s psychological impact #policing #Algorithms Tweet Research also tells us that the most active users on platforms like Nextdoor tend to be […]

Easy to Train an Algorithm to Not Discriminate Against Women

Yes, it’s true, it’s very easy (for us) to train an algorithm to not discriminate against women. It’s also possible to ensure that ethical artificial intelligence can be your competitive advantage.  If you’re looking for a fresh perspective on developing ethical tech, listen to the latest conversation Gemma Galdon Clavell had with Sebastiano Toffaletti, Secretary-General […]

Conversation: How to Ensure Trustworthy AI will be a Competitive Advantage

.@gemmagaldon: “It’s very easy to train an algorithm to not discriminate against women, but someone needs to do it.” #machinelearning #ArtificialIntelligence #BigData #CyberSecurity #gdpr #biometrics #Apps #DIGITALSMELive Tweet (Audio edited for length and clarity) Speakers – George Sharkov, Adviser to the Minister of Defense and Director at European SoftwareInstitute CEE – Josianne Cutajar, Member of European […]

How COVID-19 Challenged Our Views on Privacy

“We do it because we can” has shifted to “the fact that we can, does not mean that we should.” This paradigm shifting view is a massive U-turn from the traditional tech practices that have dominated the space for decades. #COVID19 #ContactTracing #dp3t Tweet For the past twenty years, many in tech believed that we […]