ethics

Consultation on the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation : DCMS

Consultation on the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation

DCMS

Published, 13 June 2018

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport opens a consultation requesting views on the governance and regulation of the use of data and artificial intelligence.

The consultation broadly aims to establish views on the way the Centre for Data Ethics will operate and the areas of work that should be a priority. The consultation closes on 5 September 2018.

Data Ethics Framework : DCMS

Data Ethics Framework

DCMS

Published, 13 June 2018

The Data Ethics Framework is intended for organisations in the public sector to ensure that the use of data for service design and informing policy is appropriate.

The framework consists of seven data ethics principles, as well as a workbook that allows ethical considerations and decisions to be recorded as a specific project involving data progresses.

Personal data in transport : Open Data Institute

Personal data in transport: exploring a framework for the future

Open Data Institute

Published, 13 June 2018

This report highlights the benefits of using and sharing journey data for transport systems, as well as individuals and organisations.

Benefits identified in the report include increasing accessibility for people, improving operational efficiency for organisations and addressing systemic issues within the transport sector. In order to achieve these potential benefits, the data should be used ethically and in such a way that would support transport systems.

Artificial Intelligence: real public engagement : RSA

Artificial Intelligence: real public engagement

RSA

Published, 31 May 2018

This report addresses how citizens should be engaged with the ethics that surrounds artificial intelligence.

The report suggests that for AI to be used in the best interest of society, the individuals who make up society must have a voice and be involved in discussions about its use.

Government approach to facial imaging unacceptable : House of Commons Science and Technology Committee

Government approach to facial imaging unacceptable

House of Commons Science and Technology Committee

Published, 25 May 2018

This report, published by the Science and Technology Committee, discusses the Government’s approach to biometrics and forensics.

The report suggests that the Government has an unacceptable approach to deleting images of innocent individuals due to lack of a system to automatically delete such images and those individuals not knowing that they have the right to request that an image of them is deleted. The report also highlights the ethical issues surrounding the use of facial images.

Artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare and research : Nuffield Council on Bioethics

Artificial Intelligence (AI) in healthcare and research

Nuffield Council on Bioethics

Published, May 2018

This report explores how AI is currently being used in healthcare and its potential future uses.

The report identifies AI being used as part of clinical care to detect diseases as well as in patient facing applications such as health assessment apps. It highlights that AI can be used to drive innovation in the healthcare sector but there ethical issues such as safety and transparency which must be considered.

Ethical, social and political challenges of artificial intelligence in health : Future Advocacy

Ethical, social and political challenges of artificial intelligence in health

Future Advocacy

Published, 6 April 2018

This Future Advocacy report describes the ethical, social and political challenges posed by the use of AI in health and medical research.

This report underlines the importance of consent, fairness and rights in addressing the challenges posed by AI to health and care.

Copyright Protection on Digital Platforms : Cyber Data Coalition

Copyright Protection on Digital Platforms: Existing Tools, Good Practice and Limitations

Cyber Data Coalition

Published, 20 April 2018

The French High Council for Literary and Artistic Property (CSPLA) releases an English translation of its 2017 report on the upcoming Article 13 of the EU’s Proposal for a Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market, which concerns technologies that can detect copyright infringement.

This Article is particularly relevant for platforms like YouTube where a substantial proportion of the content is not uploaded by the copyright owner (particularly music), thereby limiting the revenue and protections of the artist.

The Article outlines the problems with the current approach of taking down content identified as violating copyright and outlines the proposed automated system to provide safeguards for copyright on online platforms.