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The IT Pro Podcast: Can AI ever be ethical?

As AI grows in sophistication, how can we make sure it’s being developed responsibly?

AI is all around us. It’s in everything from cars, to our kitchens, to the applications that power global commerce. Over the past several years, AI development has proceeded at a staggering pace, as companies race to make their machine learning algorithms more and more capable.

But all of this development throws up some tough ethical questions: how do you ensure AI is being trained without implicit bias? How can it be used to augment, rather than replicate, human workers? And how, fundamentally, can we ensure it’s being developed in an ethical and responsible fashion? In this week’s podcast, we talk to AI expert and ContactEngine CEO, Professor Mark K. Smith, to try and answer some of these questions.

In other news, we discuss the potential motives behind the spike in phishing attacks against the WHO, the pitfalls of not muting your microphone on Zoom, and Microsoft’s new devices offering a slice of normality.

Thanks to Razer for providing some of its Seiren X microphones for use during the lockdown.

Footnotes

News

WHO targeted by phishing attacks

UK Parliament resumes via Zoom

Microsoft prepares to launch Surface Book 3 and Go 2

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