Darrell M. West at Brookings: “In this paper, I examine five AI ethical dilemmas: weapons and military-related applications, law and border enforcement, government surveillance, issues of racial bias, and social credit systems. I discuss how technology companies are handling these issues and the importance of having principles and processes for addressing these concerns. I close by noting ways to strengthen ethics in AI-related corporate decisions.
Briefly, I argue it is important for firms to undertake several steps in order to ensure that AI ethics are taken seriously:
- Hire ethicists who work with corporate decisionmakers and software developers
- Develop a code of AI ethics that lays out how various issues will be handled
- Have an AI review board that regularly addresses corporate ethical questions
- Develop AI audit trails that show how various coding decisions have been made
- Implement AI training programs so staff operationalizes ethical considerations in their daily work, and
- Provide a means for remediation when AI solutions inflict harm or damages on people or organizations….(More)”.