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Why Explainability is No Panacea

Why Explainability is No Panacea

In many ways, AIs are alien intelligences.  They make decisions in a "black box" and we can't really understand why they made the choices they made.  Explainable frameworks usually look like the answer.  They turn AIs in "glass box" models, that reveal some of their...

If You Don’t Have Reproducibility You Don’t Have Anything

If You Don’t Have Reproducibility You Don’t Have Anything

In this talk (slides here) by data scientist Suneeta Mall at Kubeflow Con, she talks about why reproducbility needs to gets much stronger in the coming years of AI development.  Without understanding, auditing and reproducibility, we got zero chance of fixing the wild...

Move Fast and Break Things? The AI Governance Dilemma

Move Fast and Break Things? The AI Governance Dilemma

AI is the future and there’s lots of money to be made from it. But organisations keep making the news over AI governance failings, such as Microsoft’s chatbot that turned racist and google images labelling African-Americans as gorillas. We’re seeing a growth of ethics...

What Your Car Knows About You

What Your Car Knows About You

More and more our devices know where we go, what we do, who we're seeing, our friends and family.  Machine learning helps big companies scale their understanding of us but we're only beginning to ask the question, how much do we want companies and nation states...

Building An AI Red Team – RedHat OpenShift Commons Keynote

Building An AI Red Team – RedHat OpenShift Commons Keynote

At my keyote for the Red Hat OpenShift Commons AI Conference I talked about building an AI Red Team whose job it is to fix  AI when it goes wrong.  With algorithms making more and more decisions in our lives, from who gets a job, to who gets hired and fired, and even...

Can You Make AI More Fair Than a Judge?

Can You Make AI More Fair Than a Judge?

AI ethics isn't just a question of the future. We have an algorithm called COMPAS recommending whether people should go to jail or get bail in Florida right now. Most modern AI ethics debates turn on making algorithms more "fair" but what is fairness?  Even people...

Age of Intelligent Machines

Age of Intelligent Machines

AI is capable of doing amazing good in the world.   Too often popular Hollywood fantasy fears of Terminators and super AI’s taking over everything make people terrified of phantoms and blinds them to all the good it can do. Imagine you had a little app on your phone...