The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning is growing incredibly fast. The AI Index has tried to measure this growth, but it now operates in such a range of activities it is barely possible to get a static view. With each new use of AI the risk of it causing inequality and discrimination grows.
IBM researchers explain why –
…machine learning, by its very nature, is always a form of statistical discrimination, the discrimination becomes objectionable when it places certain privileged groups at systematic advantage and certain unprivileged groups at systematic disadvantage.
The AI Law Hub is part of the international discussion working out how best to bring AI under the rule of law. Its focus is the inter-action of AI, and other forms of potentially discriminatory programming, with equality and human rights law.
Its aims are –
- To disseminate the new standards and principles evolving to ensure that AI does not discriminate, but operates to support, and not undermine equality and human rights,
- To contribute to the development of legal rules for controlling and humanising technology within an equality and human rights framework,
- To help anyone concerned with the legal issues arising from the impact of AI, and related technology, on equality and human rights, particularly in the UK and Europe, and so,
- To promote a human-centric approach and the adoption of ethics-by-design principles for AI.
We have collated this hub of resources with these aims in mind.