Whoever owns the world of technology will have an impact on the direction of society. What are they doing about it? What immediate, short-term, medium and long-term steps can they take in order to make ethics part of the organisational DNA?
The aim is to compare and contrast ethical toolkits for adopting fairness and ethical standpoints in Artificial Intelligence Projects.
What is the Fourth Industrial Revolution and what issues are these ethical toolkits trying to address? What does ethics mean to different organisations?
Do they take the UN Sustainable Development Goals into account, and if not, why not? How do they choose which UN Goal to support (if any)?
This project will investigate the rate of adoption of ethical frameworks in organisations. Are they part of an organisation’s goals, and if not, why not?
It will analyse the extent to which ethics frameworks are adopted and attempt to explain any differences found. Do existing ethics frameworks include the business goals, and if not, why not? Are the goals considered optional, relevant or unachievable? Or worse, a marketing opportunity?
Dissertation to be concerned with technology companies, who have a dilemma between the potential to raise the bottom line through Artificial Intelligence versus the potential harm these initiatives can do.
The subject will be analysed from the perspective of open source technologies and initiatives as a focus in order to reduce difficulties in accessing proprietary software or information.