Ethically Aligned Standards – A Model for the Future
In April of 2016, The IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems (AI/AS) was launched with a mandate to provide a document that could provide technologists with a pragmatic guide to deal with the pressing ethical considerations of AI/AS. Although ...
You are an Ethical Engineer. Are Your Products?All of us are taught ethics through moral stories in our childhood. Many professions such as engineering, medicine, and law teach a “code of ethics,” and many businesses have a formal code of ethics in their collection of policies. While these ethical standards are applied largely to an individual’s behavior in interacting with peers or customers, they rarely push individuals to reflect on the considerations applied to designing or certifying a product. Falsifying product performance, emission reports, or breaching data security to access private information are all well-known examples of an engineering organization’s actions having directly harmed people as individuals or society as a whole. As “smart” gadgets along with their corresponding infrastructure continue to develop, one has to worry about the conscious or unconscious misuse and harm this may cause. (more…)
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