The effort to make sure that technologies are beneficial to society needs to be a globally collaborative one. Academia, with its broad access across different disciplines and cultures, can connect and build international research communities, collaborative networks and global consortia working together on AI ethics-related issues.
That is exactly why the IEAI joined forces with academic institutions, research centers and distinguished members of academia worldwide a little over one year ago and launched the Global AI Ethics Consortium (GAIEC). Our aim was to move out of the general and abstract theories, frameworks and guidelines and provide what is really needed: instructions for applying AI ethics in a way that is technically feasible and globally-minded.
Founded on April 15th 2020, the GAIEC just celebrated its first anniversary. Read our reflections on 2021 here.
Thank you GAIEC community for this amazing first year. Together we can achieve more!