Everyone needs understanding of AI: Artificial Intelligence. What is it? How does it affect me? What are the privacy and bias concerns for citizens around the world? No person, organization or government is exempt from the coming impact. We need education to ensure humane ethics are followed as AI is implemented. There are limited laws regulating this area of life, and the implications of this is dire. Who is responsible to ensure AI is implemented with fairness? Every single one of us!
This book has been written by Alexia Georghiou who brings 25 years of experience & expertise with medical ethics through her work in community mental health & social work. Alexia has served as a HIPAA Privacy Officer and has specific training in Bias. She recently completed the course, ‘AI for Everyone,’ on Coursera, gaining understanding of Artificial Intelligence. Her book combines the ethics of her profession as a counselor and social worker, challenging the reader to think about ethics with AI. All of the frailty of humanity with our conflict, & bias has given artificial intelligence data through our history. This has resulted in an already flawed system.
Fairness is the ultimate end game for the integration of AI with human beings. We are in charge and have a voice. It’s important for each of us, within our realm of influence, to create positive change. If you have never felt oppression, being marginalized, under suspicion, or treated unfairly; begin to ask others what their experiences have been. Our story needs to be told by us. AI is gathering, & analyzing data, with output into the system. This system is scoring us. What is the story it tells? What are the implications of this scoring for our rights and privileges?
We need to advocate for our data to no longer be sold without our knowledge or permission. Laws need to be created to regulate what tech companies can and cannot do. We do not understand what is happening. Hopefully this book has opened your eyes to begin to comprehend the importance of AI.
Let’s use our voice for a collective good. We have fought long enough with each other. What matters is for our future to be fair for all. This artificial intelligence that few comprehend is the vehicle for our future. We need to be proactive in our implementation of practices that are equitable in nature.
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