I'm bringing back the Yakov Smirnoff Russian Reversal. You're welcome. If you are too young to remember that, you probably know more about AI than I do. A few weeks ago I was speaking about the regulation of data and how that would be dealt with. I talked about the spectrum between regulation of open… Continue reading In Soviet Russia Big Data bill you.
This article that contains some Microsoft views provides helpful thoughts on where we are on pertinent regulation of data and AI. Consideration begins with the local regimes, even though a company is global in reach. So local laws will be honoured, but on a policy basis, some countries might be avoided. The article references human… Continue reading Glocal.
So this is number 5 in my Collected Principles of AI Regulation. I don't know why it came to me now. I've been recently reading a lot of heavier stuff on AI and regulation and trying to figure out how to write about it. Which meant I haven't had easy things to write. So I was… Continue reading High Five
I picked up this book by Microsoft at the AI Summit 2018 (conference swag!). If it seems like flying to England is an expensive price for a book, get a copy for free at the links at the bottom of this page. I'm not going to review the whole book but only focus on a couple of parts… Continue reading The Future Computed; a (partial) book review
Here's something that maybe everyone else was aware of except me. It's called The Toronto Declaration and it was issued at a conference in Toronto in May of this year by a group called accessnow to address principles of equality and non-discrimination in machine learining systems. The structure of the declaration is interesting to me. It… Continue reading The Toronto Declaration, eh.
This story recounts the horrors of a man being fired by a bot. As if from the script of a rejected X-Files episode, the mad computer tears his career apart piece by piece. Except that's not really what happened, if you care to read carefully into the story. Someone didn't renew his contract and therefore the HR systems… Continue reading Not everything is a hobgoblin
This consideration of AI and its impact(s) also references much of the angst that is pervasive across contemporary discussions about how AI will affect society and how it should be regulated to prevent negative outcomes. The concluding paragraphs are full of interesting concepts on that point. "Self-regulation by the industry using a “moral and ethical compass”… Continue reading On angst and AI