Encoded Laws, Policies, and Virtues - The Cornell Policy Review
amarashar's bookmarks 2018-01-29
Academic institutions also need to adapt. University machine learning curricula need more policy-based instruction so technologists are aware of these concerns. And the public-policy profession needs a new sub-specialty: the data and machine learning ethics analyst. These analysts will have a solid grounding in both public-policy and technical fields. They will speak the language of machine learning developers, data scientists, and policy professionals. They will work with technologists to help them understand the value judgments inherent in their systems, assist them in removing bias from data-sets, and advise them how to encode values to remove bias. Universities such as Harvard, Cornell, and the University of Edinburgh have introduced courses on AI ethics. These should be required for any institution providing AI instruction and mandatory for policy and technology students studying AI.