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When I teach about #AI whether it be #philosophy in general, #ethics or epistemology of, I always start my courses with an image like this one. 🧵
I tell my students about how the @USPS build one of the first databases and methods to recognize handwritten numbers which then led to important developments in automated image recognition:
I teach about what machines compute when predicting the contents of an image, e.g., here a DNN decides this is a wolf based on background pixel texture (~the mathematical coloration distance between one pixel and its neighbors + cluster patterns, etc.) Nothing like what we do!
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🧵De geest in de machine blijft zielloos - Vlak voor de zomer luidde een ontwikkelaar bij Google de noodklok: de ontwikkeling van kunstmatige intelligentie zou zo’n hoge vlucht hebben genomen dat een algoritme „bezield” was geraakt.. 1/n… @refdag #techthics
Kort erna werd een nieuwe robot in mensengedaante gepresenteerd. Nadert de mensheid het moment waarop het maaksel gelijk wordt aan zijn maker? 2/n
Laten we vooral oppassen voor de verleiding om over de mens te gaan denken in de technologische metaforen van dit moment, waarschuwt Cees Zweistra „In de verlichting ontstond daardoor een heel mechanisch mensbeeld, met de mens als een denkend wezen en ons lichaam als automaat 3/n
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Very happy to share that The Oxford Handbook of Digital Ethics is now finished and will be out in the next few months! Some of it is already published online. If you're interested in #DigitalEthics, #AIEthics, #ethics, #privacy, #AI, #philosophy, this one is for you... 🧵👇 Image
In this chapter, @SvenNyholm relates the new area of the ethics of human–#robot interaction to traditional ethical theories such as #utilitarianism, Kantian #ethics, and virtue ethics. #AIEthics…
In this chapter, Emily Sullivan and Mark Alfano (@moral_psych) develop a normative epistemic framework for sharing information online. They argue recent technological developments call for a rethinking of the norms of testimony. #epistemology…
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*sigh* once again relegated to the critics' box. The framing in this piece leans so hard into the victims (no one believed us) persevering (we showed 'em!) narrative of the deep learning folks. #AIhype ahead:…
"Success draws critics", uh nope. I'm not in this conversation because of whatever success deep learning has had. I'm in it because of the unfounded #AIhype and the harms being carried out in the name of so-called "AI".

>> Screencap from article link...
"huge progress ... in some key applications like computer vision and language" --- uh "language" isn't an application, TYVM.

And I am not trying to "take away" any actual progress (e.g. improved ASR, MT). I'm only taking issue with overclaims.

>> Screencap, same article: &q...
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This piece is stunning: stunningly beautifully written, stunningly painful, and stunningly damning of family policing, of the lack of protections against data collection in our country, & of the mindset of tech solutionism that attempts to remove "failable" humans decision makers
.@UpFromTheCracks 's essay is both a powerful call for the immediate end of family policing and an extremely pointed case study in so many aspects of what gets called #AIethics:

1. What are the potentials for harm from algorithmic decision making?

2. The absolutely essential effects of lived experience and positionality to understanding those harms.
3. The ways in which data collection sets up future harms.

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3rd workshop on Artificial Intelligence Diversity, Belonging, Equity, and Inclusion (AID BE I) at #AAAI: a livetweet thread by @banazir

#DiversityInAI #DiverseInAI
@RealAAAI @WiMLworkshop @black_in_ai @_LXAI @QueerinAI @AiDisability #IndigenousInAI
@wimlds @BlackWomenInAI

1/🧵 Screenshot: Zoom attendees ...
Welcoming remarks from @banazir:

There will again be a special issue of Proceedings of Machine Learning Research (#PMLR, an imprint of @JmlrOrg's Journal of #MachineLearning #research) on this workshop.

Video recordings of the workshop will be at

First presentation: "Hello* - A Beginner's Guide to the Conference Galaxy" - Bethany Chamberlain, Dovile Juodelyte and Veronika Cheplygina

@chamberlain_ba @DrVeronikaCH

Great use of @Mentimeter!

3/🧵 Screenshot of cover slide a...
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Our @iScience_CP @TrendsCognSci Twitter chat on AI and machine ethics is live! Join now to engage with researchers on the cutting edge of #AIEthics #MachineEthics! Feel free to ask questions to the panelists or provide your own answers to questions #CP_TwitterChat
Want to learn more about our panelists joining us for the next hour? Read more about @ShannonVallor @frossi_t @tonyjprescott @JFBonnefon @brain_on_dance here
What does “machine ethics” mean to you? How has the field of AI and machine ethics evolved in recent years? #AIEthics #MachineEthics
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Our @iScience_CP @TrendsCognSci Twitter chat on “Artificial intelligence and machine ethics” starts in an hour! Discuss #AIEthics #MachineEthics with our expert panelists @ShannonVallor @frossi_t @tonyjprescott @JFBonnefon @brain_on_dance #CP_TwitterChat
Shannon Vallor (@ShannonVallor) is Professor of Philosophy and Baillie Gifford Chair in the Ethics of Data and Artificial Intelligence at @UoE_EFI @EdinburghUni. Her research explores how new technologies reshape human moral character
Francesca Rossi (@frossi_t) is #AIEthics Global Leader and @IBM Fellow @IBMResearch. Her research focuses on #AI, multi-agent systems, computational social choice, and collective decision making. She is also interested in #ethics in #AI systems
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Debated later today:

Report on artificial intelligence in criminal law and its use by the police and judicial authorities in criminal matters

Some highlights:…
Calls for a ban to any AI that may result in mass surveillance
Highlights the power asymmetry between those who employ AI technologies and those who are subject to them
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🧵 Global catastrophic and existential risks: the weightiest complex phenomena?

"Our job is to think about how humanity can have a happy ending...about how GOOD it can be."

- @anderssandberg of @FHIOxford speaking at SFI today:

#AIEthics #Biosecurity
"The idea that humanity actually *could* go extinct required a lot of ideas to come together. First you needed to know that species go extinct. This wasn't clear until [the discovery of fossil Mastodons]."
- @anderssandberg of @FHIOxford at SFI today:

"It's not just that the end of the world could be caused by a bad political decision. In principle, the *right* political decision or technology could *avert* these risks. In the 19th C, it was a considered merely a matter of natural causes."
- @anderssandberg (@FHIOxford) at SFI
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Worked with @andrecnferreira on a end to end #DeepLearning project for @full_stack_dl. I learned a lot from fundamentals of DL to #testing, #troubleshooting #deployment and #AIEthics. Thanks for organising #FSDL course @sergeykarayev @josh_tobin_ @pabbeel
Trained a @fastdotai model
Set up data infra on @googlecloud
Developed + deployed a @streamlit dashboard

Github Code:…
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The firings of @timnitGebru & @mmitchell_ai from Google raised red flags about corporate interests clashing with intellectual freedom that the #AIEthics community can't ignore. I'm proud to co-author this opinion paper on where to go from here:…
The mistreatment these two experts experienced didn't happen in a vacuum: A small number of corporations hire a large number of AI researchers. These corporations also submit *a lot* of papers to academic conferences, along w/ sponsoring said conferences.
It's not *if* AI research results will clash with corporate interests, but *when* and *how* companies with purse strings handle those clashes. Something that stuck with me from @timnitGebru's story is the obtuse internal review process for her paper.
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Revisit #HerDreamDeferred panel on medical bias, misogynoir, and Black women’s health:
Resource for AI ethics curriculum for middle schoolers:… #AIEthics #HerDreamDeferred
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What a way to end the week with a great @OECD session on #AIEthics in the workplace with two of my favourite people @CjColclough and @mer__edith 🤩 #oecdAI Thread here : (1/x)
The core issue of #AIEthics at work is the fact algorithms are “bosses tools “ used by people who already have power - leadership - over disempowered - employees when we have so little safe guards & protection says @mer__edith 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻And this is a HUGE challenge to overcome (2/x)
Next lovely @CjColclough talks about other 2 main challenges
1. Increased dependency on suppliers of AI that will protect the IP but be less willing to audit and correct their algos for ethical issues
2. Lack of governance of algorithms when in use 🤯
#AIethics (3/x)
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Many years ago my then employer @Teradata let me create a set of #Analytics cards. @JudyBayer and @edouardss helped hone them.

So here's a thread that some of you in #DataScience might find useful.

The idea was simple. If you are doing some cool Data Science every now and then just draw a card, and see if you can answer it for your project. If not... well.

So over the next 52 days (plus Joker days) I'm going to draw a card and explain why it's important. At #random. Because in data random is usually best.

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In a few hours (evening for me, morning in India!) I'm giving a keynote for the COMPUTE conference on integrating ethics into computer science education. Including some links in this thread to papers and other things I will reference in that talk! Perfect for #CSEdWeek2020. :)
First: Why integrate ethics into technical CS classes? It's one way to change the culture towards recognizing that ethics is an integral part of the practice of computing, and not a specialization.…
Read more about our efforts to include ethical context in intro programming assignments in this forthcoming #SIGCSE2021 paper:…
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If a company cannot even pretend to care about its internal "Ethical AI" co-leader, how much do you think they care about the rest of us?

In the wake of Google's outing of @timnitgebru, my two cents on #AIethics #BigTech #IStandWithTimnit:…
I see @MiaD reached the same conclusion, expressing it much more eloquently:

"Gebru and others are the last line of defense in our quest for ethical and inclusive tech. If we don’t stand up for them now, soon there will be no one left to fight for us."…
More food for thought -- and action --, which I will have to sit with myself (because 🔥🔥🔥), comes from @UpFromTheCracks: "We must support Timnit and acknowledge that support isn’t enough."…
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Je suis désolé d'enchaîner les mauvaises nouvelles, mais celle-là me paraît particulièrement préoccupante, même si beaucoup de détails restent à éclaircir.

@timnitGebru, co-directrice de l'équipe #AIEthics de @Google, a été licenciée ce matin.…
Selon @ekp, un tel licenciement est "ridicule", sachant son expertise, ses compétences et son influence.

"C'est l'une de ces nombreuses fois où je me mets à penser qu'il n'y a juste aucun espoir pour l'industrie des technologies".
Selon @alexhanna aussi, la décision de @Google est scandaleuse.

"Google pourrait être un des leaders de la recherche sur les implications sociales de l'IA et des technologies. Mais ils sont en train de choisir une autre voie."
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Many still believe that #AIEthics is a detractor from innovation but, in fact, it is one of the biggest factors that separate #AI leaders from beginners, according to a report from @ESIThoughtLab @johnchavens @maria_axente @dmonett @DorotheaBaur @AiEthica 1/n
Excellence in safety and quality is not an optional, deluxe, or accessory theme. It's a core requirement for any company that wants to differentiate their business and have a healthy ROI. It is a mistake to think of ethics differently. 2/n
This report has other interesting findings - probably counterintuitive to many - such as Brazil with a concentration of AI leaders as large as Germany, and greater than Canada, France, Switzerland, and even China, and not far from USA or United Kingdom. 3/n
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1. "Ain’t I A Woman: Black Women and Feminism" by bell hooks @bellhooks A classic work of feminist scholarship, a must-read for all those interested in the nature of Black womanhood #100BrilliantAuthors #BookChat…
2. "Algorithms of Oppression" by Safiya Noble@safiyanoblehow negative biases against women of color are embedded in search engine results and algorithms #100BrilliantAuthors #BookChat Algorithmic Justice Algorithms of Oppression How Search Engines Reinforce Racism
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#TechBro#EthicsWashing & #DataFetishists' "#FairML" are a bust. Will a 'sociotechnical' "#JustAI" fare any better?

Hard to see how, until/unless #AIethics are #professional - with (community) sanctions for not respecting #RuleOfLaw & ALL #HumanRights.…
N.B. #RuleOfLaw and #HumanRights are not everything; nor are they a complete 'fix'. But until you have both, #culturally and #accountably implemented, you haven't even made it to the starting line for doing actual #ethics.
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This article frames Palantir - providers of the NHSX data store - as a disruptive *defense* contractor not a Silicon Valley unicorn.…
Now why is a defense contractor working with the NHS? Something something exceptional times, but a public-health emergency isn’t actually a war, is it? Except Cummings’ fascination with military-born innovation is a known-known, eg the term “skunkworks” was invented by Lockheed.
Here’s a quote from Palantir CEO about why the additional scrutiny of going to IPO might not be worth the trouble: “you need a lot of creative, wacky people that maybe Wall Street won’t understand”. Now, what does that remind me of?
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For our July #AIEthics #TwitterChat we’ve invited brilliant Data Scientist Ayodele Odubela @DataSciBae for a 🔥🔥
conversation on “Increasing Equity in AI” for marginalized and underrepresented groups. Bookmark this tweet and join us right here on Friday, July 31 at 8a PDT For our July #AIEthics #Twi...
Counting down to our July #AIEthics #TwitterChat in 40mins at 8a PST with brilliant Data Scientist Ayodele Odubela @DataSciBae on “Increasing Equity in AI” for marginalized and underrepresented groups @JBarbosaPR @cyorir @HickokMerve @_sjbennett @favourboroks Counting down to our July #...
In a few minutes we'll start our July #AIEthics #TwitterBookChat with Ayodele Odubela @DataSciBae on “Increasing Equity in AI” for marginalized and underrepresented groups. but first here are some ground rules (1/2)
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We're skipping our monthly #AIEthics #TwitterChat to bring you this Police Violence bingo thread that @more_ian_moura and I created w/ data and facts to counter the alternative facts and propaganda used to justify police brutality. What did we miss? #BlackLivesMatter Police Violence bingo threa...
"Black on Black crime" Just as for blacks when it comes to black-on-black crime—whites are mostly victimized by other whites, with the vast majority of white murders committed by whites.…
“Few bad apples” The point of policing the hood is to demonstrate that the police officer dominates. That he’s the man, regardless of gender, that the officer is the boss, and that everybody else is subordinate...that message is communicated...with fear.…
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