CompTIAWorld, Issue 6, Fall 2019

Are You AI Ethical?

At Cyber Infrastructure, Founder and COO Amit Agrawal has created a checklist for how the custom software development company currently considers the ethics of AI. Before bringing any solution to market, for example, employees work closely with partners to establish the following: • Ensure that the data stored and managed by the AI applications is completely secure from any type of misuse. • Make sure that each operation carried out by the system is explained with certainty so that the client has complete control and autonomy over the system. • Determine the overall impact of the AI solution on the business, while focusing on maximizing the productive value of the solution and minimizing any possible risks. • Ensure that the AI application works within safe boundaries and is not susceptible to any glitches.

Without funding and guidelines, it’s unclear how AI will actually be implemented within different agencies stateside. Agrawal says that both funding and standards are needed to make any practical movement in the U.S. “Establishing universally accepted standards for safe, accountable and secure implementation of AI is the need of the hour,” Agrawal explained. “These norms will help bring more clarity around AI, allowing not just the technology experts, but even the common public to accept AI without any doubts.” Check out the latest AI research from CompTIA at CompTIA.org/AI_research , and learn more about addressing the skills gap created by technologies like AI in Creating a 21st Century Workforce at CompTIA.org/21stCenturyWorkforce .

intentions, a lack of technological mastery can cause unintentional harm.” In the U.S. earlier this year, the Trump administration issued an executive order to launch a kind of AI taskforce that will work with the Office of Science and Technology. The American AI Initiative, as it’s called, could have wide-reaching impact on the way various sectors develop and use the technology (or don’t), particularly when it comes to both military and health. But unlike China’s plan two years ago that channeled billions in spending toward the development of AI, the U.S. has not allocated funds or proposed a formal federal policy as of yet. Instead, federal agencies are encouraged to pool resources from existing budgets in order to “drive technological breakthroughs in AI,” according to a press statement.

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