Ethics and Privacy in AI and Big Data: Implementing Responsible Research and Innovation

Date

2018-06-25

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Journal Title

Journal ISSN

ISSN

1540-7993

Volume Title

Publisher

IEEE

Type

Article

Peer reviewed

Yes

Abstract

Emerging combinations of artificial intelligence, big data and the applications these enable are receiving significant media and policy attention. Much of the attention concerns privacy and other ethical issues. In our paper, we suggest that what is needed now is a way to comprehensively understand these issues and find mechanisms of addressing them that involve stakeholders, including civil society, to ensure that these technologies’ benefits outweigh their disadvantages. We suggest that the concept of responsible research and innovation (RRI) can provide the framing required to act with a view to ensuring that the technologies are socially acceptable, desirable and sustainable. We draw from our work on the Human Brain Project, one potential driver for the next generation of these technologies, to discuss how RRI can be put in practice.

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Keywords

artificial intelligence, big data, smart information systems, ethics, responsible research and innovation, Human Brain Project

Citation

Stahl, B.C. and Wright, D. (2018) Ethics and Privacy in AI and Big Data: Implementing Responsible Research and Innovation . IEEE Security and Privacy, 16 (3)

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Research Institute

Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility (CCSR)