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27 Jan 2022 / 17:30 - 18:15
10 Key Ethics Questions that a Company should ask before using AI
We start by presenting the main AI ethics challenges that include discrimination, phrenology and indiscriminate use of resources
We then outline 10 questions that any company should ask before using AI, giving examples for them. These questions relate to competence, the technical solution and the societal impact.
Ricardo Baeza Yates,
Ricardo Baeza-Yates is a Director of Research at the Institute for Experiential AI of Northeastern University.
Before he was VP of Research at Yahoo Labs, based in Barcelona, Spain, and later in Sunnyvale, California, from 2006 to 2016. He is co-author of the best-seller Modern Information Retrieval textbook published by Addison-Wesley in 1999 and 2011 (2nd ed), that won the ASIST 2012 Book of the Year award. In 2009 he was named ACM Fellow and in 2011 IEEE Fellow, among other awards and distinctions. He obtained a Ph.D. in CS from the University of Waterloo, Canada, in 1989, and his areas of expertise are web search and data mining, information retrieval, bias and ethics on AI, data science and algorithms in general.
Regarding the topic of the master class, he is actively involved as expert in many initiatives, committees or advisory boards related to Responsible AI all around the world: Global AI Ethics Consortium, Global Partnership on AI, IADB’s fAIr LAC Initiative (Latin America and the Caribbean), Council of AI (Spain) and ACM’s Technology Policy Committee (USA). He is also a co-founder of OptIA in Chile, a NGO devoted to algorithmic transparency and inclusion, and member of the editorial committee of the new AI and Ethics journal where he co-authored an article highlighting the importance of research freedom on ethical AI.