Financial Times: Pay users to spot bias in AI, say top researchers

23 April 2020
by Siddharth Venkataramakrishnan

The Financial Times has covered our recent report Toward Trustworthy AI: Mechanisms for Supporting Verifiable Claims. It quotes Haydn Belfield:

The new report reflects a shift from more abstract ethical concerns towards actionable solutions. “With all these ethics principles, we wanted to know how to tell if these are really true and if [developers] were really keeping to them,” said Haydn Belfield, project manager at Cambridge university’s Centre for the Study of Existential Risk. “That’s the real problem we set out to solve.”

According to Mr Belfield, incentivising users to carefully scrutinise AI systems could help catch problems earlier in the development process, although the report notes that this does not absolve developers of responsibility.

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