Abstract: A part of the artificial intelligence (AI) ethics movement, responsible AI has become a dominant strategy in governing AI, rooted in corporate social responsibility. One such example is the algorithmic impact assessment (AIA). Created by governments and professional associations, a typical AIA produces a points-based reward system for impact and risk assessment levels for an AI system. This talk will address power and influence in responsible AI and the broader implications for the governance of AI and its ethics.
Bio: Ana Brandusescu is a researcher, advisor, and facilitator who works on a more critical and accountable use of technology. Under her PhD capacity, she researches the governance of artificial intelligence (AI) pertaining to two significant factors: political power and privatization. This work is a continuation of her research on AI policy and public investments in Canada conducted at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Montreal as the 2019-2021 McConnell Professor of Practice. She also co-leads AI for the Rest of Us, a project exploring meaningful participation in government decision-making processes being automated with AI. Previously, Ana led research and policy projects on government transparency and digital rights to advance the open movement at the World Wide Web Foundation.
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