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Ethics Washing & Artificial Intelligence

Publié le 10 février 2022 Mis à jour le 11 février 2022

Just like in other technological domains, in recent years there has been a proliferation of ethical guidelines and declarations in Artificial Intelligence. Private companies, public organizations and researchers are increasingly expected to demonstrate their awareness of these standards and to show intentions and plans on how to apply them.

The main narrative is that, because of the ever increasing presence of AI systems in our daily lives, the ethical and societal risks of AI need to be addressed. This is why many organizations have now written their own charters of values, codes of conduct in AI, and declaration of principles.

However, in line with what has been observed with Sustainability (and other domains), some organizations and individuals in the field of AI might pretend having an interest in Ethics for various reasons. This practice, called "ethics washing”, can often occur in the absence of strong regulation - but not only. Ethics can be used as a non-binding tool to publicly demonstrate.

This event is organized by FARI - AI for the Common Goood Institute (ULB-VUB, Brussels), jointly with the Law Science Technology and Society Group (VUB). It will be animated by Simone Casiraghi (LSTS).
Our panel of experts:
  • Dominic Martin, Professor in Applied Ethics, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada
  • Pr Sylvie Delacroix, The Alan Turing Institute, United Kingdom
  • Dr Katherine O'Keefe, Castlebridge, Ireland
More info + registration
Le 22 février 2022

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM CET

Online Event