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AI Ethics and Sustainability

Reference number
Coordinator Anna Felländer AB
Funding from Vinnova SEK 480 000
Project duration April 2018 - January 2019
Status Completed
Venture Challenge-Driven Innovation – Stage 1 initiation
Call Challenge-Driven Innovation - Stage 1 Initiation 2018 (spring)

Purpose and goal

The goal with the first phase of UDI was to do a scanning and analysis of the research on how AI is scaling in a broader ethical and societal context. The purpose was to meet the challenges with a framework to be able to identify, measure and govern the ethical and societal implications of AI. The framework will be tested and applied in organisations in the center that has been developed in the project. The center contains of a multidisciplinary academic hub and partners from business, public sector and tech start-ups.

Expected results and effects

The following has been achieved: 1. A scanning and analysis of research. 2. An innovation, an organisational framework. 3. A center for testing the innovation. The expected effects is that we can initiate new multi disciplinary research in cooperation with partners from business, public sector and start-ups. We will test and apply the framework with the purpose to avoid unintended negative ethical pitfalls. We are building a framework that is expected to strengthen organisations´ competitive power and make them ready for the upcoming standards and regulation and AI and ethics.

Planned approach and implementation

We have been working with the knowledge inventory and analysis both internally and externally. A scanning of the research topic has been made. We have collected relevant case studies. We have identified new research areas where we see a gap. Seminars and round table discussions have been organised for further knowledge. The framework has been developed based in four unintended negative ethical pitfalls 1. Misuse of data and AI 2. The bias of the creator 3. Immature AI and 4. Data bias. The center has been created in cooperations with partners.

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Last updated 8 January 2019

Reference number 2018-00299

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