ML Assurance Newsletter

Oct 31, 2022

Trust & AI: Must Reads

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In this collaboration between MIT Sloan Management Review and Boston Consulting Group, the authors highlight both the state of enterprise AI today as well as insights into building a Responsible AI (RAI) initiative.

The article points out the significant gap between the number of businesses today leveraging AI (over 90%) and companies that have established practices around corporate governance and responsibility when it comes to AI.

"RAI Leaders see RAI as integrally connected to a broader set of corporate objectives, and to being a responsible corporate citizen. If you want to be an RAI Leader, focus on being a responsible company."

Ethics & Responsibility

"Ninety-four percent of business leaders surveyed agree that AI is critical to success over the next five years." This staggering statistic from Deloitte's fifth edition of the State of AI in the Enterprise paints a picture of the importance of AI in business today as well as how far we still have to go to truly harness the power of this technology.

The report highlighted four key opportunity areas to increase the value of enterprise AI:

  • Leadership and culture
  • Operations
  • Tech and talent
  • Use cases

Read the release, or the full report, for more.

Risks & Liability
Principles & Frameworks

President Joe Biden recently unveiled a blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights, including five principles that are intended to provide guidance on "making automated systems work for the American people."

Those five principles are around the following themes:

  • Safe and effective systems
  • Algorithmic discrimination protection
  • Data privacy
  • Notice and explanation
  • Human alternatives, consideration, and fallback

Read more about the blueprint as well as industry reactions in this MIT Technology Review article by Melissa Heikkilä.

Regulation & Legislation
AI Governance & Assurance

In this article, Ayang Macdonald rounds up the latest news and reactions to recent regulation moves in both the U.S. and the EU. Coverage includes the latest on the AI Bill of Rights proposed by the White House as well as where European lawmakers stand on the topic of AI regulation.

"As debates around the regulation continue, experts believe there is a need to strike a balance by having a regulation that allows room for AI innovation without any compromises on data security and human rights," writes Macdonald.

Read the full article for more information on developing AI regulation in the EU and U.S.

Regulation & Legislation

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a machine learning model that can be used as a tool to inform firefighters of backdraft dangers.

The team plans to create a portable device as a next step in order to test the model in a more realistic building fire scenario.

Read the full article to learn why this "new approach could keep firefighters safe and make saving lives less of a risky business."

Impact & Society

This Financial Times article by Tom Faber dives into AI-generated art, something that has become a bit of a hot topic since the rising popularity of tools like Dall-E 2 and other AI image generators.

Faber covers how this technology works, its potential impact on society (and art), and the human role in all this.

Read the full article to learn why Faber calls this a "pivotal moment in the history of art."

Impact & Society