Online Learning Update

May 9, 2019

World Economic Forum’s AI head on how to protect human rights without stifling innovation

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:10 am


In the months ahead, the WEF plans to ramp up initiatives to boost implementation of AI ethics. Firth-Butterfield believes tech giants and businesses should be creating advisory boards to help guide the ethical use of AI. The establishment of such boards at the likes of Microsoft, Facebook, and Google in recent years made the notion a quasi-established norm in the tech industry, but the dissolution of two AI ethics boards at Google in recent weeks has called into question the effectiveness of advisory boards when they have no teeth or power.

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