CEHV Director Co-Authors Article on Ethical AI and Business Ethics

July 7, 2023

CEHV Director Co-Authors Article on Ethical AI and Business Ethics

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The Conversation has featured an article by CEHV's Piers Turner and Dennis Hirsch, Professor in the Moritz College of Law and Director of its Program on Data and Governance, on the topic of companies' approach to "ethical AI."

Turner summarizes the main idea this way: "In an interdisciplinary study here at Ohio State, we found that data ethics professionals within companies often wanted to be handed a set of principles that perfectly tells them how to 'do the right thing,' so they could then just apply those principles and align business practices with them. But there are no such simple guidelines. There will always be a need for interpretation and judgment in light of evolving understanding, and so implementing 'ethical AI' in a realistic sense means establishing conscientious practices that allow businesses to keep up with that evolving understanding. It means being a responsible decision-maker in the context of uncertainty."

"And that is hard, ongoing work," Turner says, "It requires more from companies than just aligning what they are doing with a set of principles."

Read the piece HERE.