Data Ethics of Power – A Human Approach to Big Data and AI Imagine an AI robot that sieves through pictures containing predominantly white faces deciding what human ‘beauty’ means. Ponder on an online search system that learns from news articles to recognize words such as ‘nanny’ and ‘receptionist’ as female and words such as…

EU High Level Expert Group on AI launches policy recommendations

The policy recommendations of the EU High Level Group on AI were published 26th June 2019. DataEthics.eus cofounder Gry Hasselbalch was one of the 52 experts assigned with the tasks to create ethical guidelines (published earlier this year) and policy recommendations for the development of AI in Europe. Here she presents in a blog post…

A call for an AI Ethics and Social Impact Analysis

We ask artificially intelligent systems to make order in our messy modern realities, but very rarely do we question what type of order. This is a call for an historical awareness of the social systems that we are building: Which social, cultural norms, values and interests do they represent, reinforce and enact?

Modern Alchemy: Solving the AI Mystery

“Algorithms you get me like no other”. A person is leaning into a hole in an otherwise empty plain wall. Outside is a big sky with billions of distant stars. “30 songs you didn’t know you loved yet”, continues the Spotify ad. A spot for your eyes to dwell and escape as you rumble through…