The AI Ethics Brief #40: The State of AI Ethics Report January 2021

Catch up on the latest in research and reporting in the field of AI Ethics!

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The State of AI Ethics Report January 2021

The State of AI Ethics Report (January 2021) captures the most relevant developments in AI Ethics since October of 2020.

To save you time and quickly get you up to speed on what happened in the past quarter, we’ve distilled the research & reporting around 8 key themes:

  1. Algorithmic Injustice

  2. Discrimination

  3. Ethical AI

  4. Labor Impacts

  5. Misinformation

  6. Privacy

  7. Risk & Security

  8. Social Media

The report includes exclusive content written by world-class AI Ethics experts. This edition opens with The Abuse and Misogynoir Playbook — a 20-page joint piece by a group of MIT professors & research scientists (Danielle Wood, Katlyn Turner, Catherine D’Ignazio) about the mistreatment of Dr. Timnit Gebru by Google and the broader historical significance around this event.

Other contributors include:

  • Steven Mills (Managing Director & Partner, Chief AI Ethics Officer, Boston Consulting Group)

  • Kathryn Hume (Interim Head, Borealis AI)

  • Mona Sloane (Adjunct Professor, NYU)

  • Blakeley H. Payne (Independent Researcher)

  • Jade Abbott (Machine Learning Lead, Retro Rabbit)

  • Max Santinelli (Associate Director Data Science, Boston Consulting Group)

  • George Obaido (Researcher), Kehinde Aruleba (Researcher), Lauri Goldkind (Professor, Fordham)

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Can We Engineer Ethical Artificial Intelligence?

The Montreal AI Ethics Institute is partnering with NEOACM to consult the public about whether we can engineer ethical AI, if at all. The discussion will span across topics including the ambiguity of ethical AI, how to filter through the hype, and how AI ethics can be implemented into the professional ethics of engineers.

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