October 2023 AI Ethics Round-up
The October 2023 Edition of Things You Should Know About in AI and Tech Ethics
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Happy November friends! This week I’m at the IAPP’s Artificial Intelligence Governance Global Conference in Boston. I’ve been looking forward to this for months, and I know it’s going to be great. I’m hoping to write an article about my experiences there, so keep an eye out for that in the coming weeks!
Things have been happening wickedly fast in AI and Tech Ethics in recent months - so much that I’m having trouble keeping up with all! Luckily, many other phenomenal writers on Substack are also publishing about AI and Tech ethics, and I love sharing their articles, insights, and expertise. After all, Responsible Tech and AI is a team sport.
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The folks over at thereleased the results of their US-based national poll about ethical data use in the age of AI. They asked the question: Will consumers reward ethical data use in the age of AI? I don’t want to spoil the surprise (though, is it *really* a surprise?), so click on through for the results, and check out the full report here.
As a Xennial, I was the last generation to grow up without having to navigate the world of social media as a teen. I can’t overstate how grateful I am for that fact. Asof talks about the impact of social technology on teens today, and one of her latest articles tears down some of the “alternative” explanations for the dramatic rise in team unhappiness. I agree with all of her points here, but also wonder about the good social media has done too. How do we find a path forward that fixes the worst of the harms of social media, while keeping many of the positive impacts?
This isn’t a single post so much as it is a full Substack full of weekly, great content about Climate Tech in New York City., and publish . There’s so much great stuff here that even if like me, you aren’t in the NYC area, it’s really inspiring to see everything going on in Climate Tech there. of has a really fascinating piece about whether technology actually makes our lives easier or not. His answer is No, and while I don’t agree with his solutions about what to do about the negative impacts of technology he highlights, he highlights real problems. Similar to Jean’s post above - I’m interested in how we address the problems that Brett highlights without losing the good that comes with technology. , who writes , is one of my favorite writers on Substack. He wrote a piece this month that the AI Revolution isn’t coming, it’s already here! He gives examples of how this happening across medicine, transportation, and education. Although, I can’t help but think of the number of times I’ve accidentally texted, “Duck it up”, and wonder if we might not still have a ways to go.