FXB Center Work in Progress Seminar: In Search of Accountability: A Human Rights Critique of Guidelines for “Ethical AI”
April 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Scores of actors from industry, government, professional associations and civil society, have issued voluntary guidelines on ‘ethical practices’ for the design, development and deployment of artificial intelligence (AI) and digital technologies, in recognition of their potentially harmful consequences to society. Many claim to address the protection of human rights. This work in progress (WIP) seminar draws from a study, co-authored with Sakiko Fukuda-Parr of the New School and published in Global Policy, which examined a subset of these guidelines, using a framework of international human rights law and principles of equality/non-discrimination, participation, and accountability; the analysis also reviewed how the right to privacy was addressed in the selected guidelines. The WIP will present the methodology, findings and policy implications of this study, as a means for opening discussion of feasible next steps in ensuring accountability for potential harms caused by AI’s deployment in society.
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at 1:00p.m. – 2:00p.m. ET
Location: FXB 710 & Zoom
To attend either virtually or in person, please email Claire Street at firstname.lastname@example.org before March 29, 2023.
Jacqueline Bhabha, JD, MSc, FXB Director of Research