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Artificial Intelligence
How to ensure ethical deployment of AI implementations
The increase in automation and machine technology such as AI and machine learning has unlocked a whole new level of scale and service to organisations. 
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Artificial Intelligence
IBM study reveals changing sentiments around AI ethics
80% of respondents pointed to a non-technical executive, such as a CEO, as the primary 'champion' for AI ethics, a sharp uptick from 15% in 2018.
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Accessibility
Tennis for everyone: Putting the ‘S’ in ESG through tech-enabled accessibility
Between extinction rebellion and COP26 our environmental concerns as a society - and the role of the private sector in addressing these concerns - has been laid bare.
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Artificial Intelligence
Fujitsu releases toolkit with guidance on the ethical impact of AI
Fujitsu has delivered a new Resource Toolkit that offers developers guidance on the ethical impact of AI systems.
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Artificial Intelligence
Why ethics is essential in the creation of artificial intelligence
If AI is not properly designed to work with data, this can lead to the AI model generating predictions that could raise ethical concerns.
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Artificial Intelligence
NICE announces AI ethics framework as industry booms
"NICE is proud to take the lead in ensuring the use of robots for the betterment of humankind, articulating the ethical principles that act as guidelines for the development of our own AI-driven innovations and across the RPA field."
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Artificial Intelligence
UNESCO submits draft recommendations for ethical usage of AI
The draft includes a framework to ‘ensure digital transformations promote human rights and contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals’.
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Artificial Intelligence
Raising well behaved AI on a global scale
As artificial intelligence (AI) systems gain widespread adoption, the need for explainability and trust in the decisions made by these systems is increasing.
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Artificial Intelligence
UNESCO completes major progress on establishing foundation of ethics for AI
"We need a robust base of ethical principles to ensure artificial intelligence serves the common good. We have made this process be as inclusive as possible since the stakes involved as universal, she explained.”
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Artificial Intelligence
IT stalwart creates Treaty guidelines for use of AI & data about Māori
New Zealand IT stalwart Karaitiana Taiuru says it's time for technology to treat Māori fairly.
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Artificial Intelligence
Australia's first ethical AI advisory opens its doors
The Ethical AI Advisory aims to support public and private companies in their quest to develop ethical approaches to AI design and deployment.
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Micro Focus
Micro Focus outlines CSR plan for the future
INSPIRE covers key areas including its relationships with employees, customers, and suppliers. It also outlines how the company could use its market presence to serve communities.
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Ethics
Ethisphere recognises ON Semiconductor for business ethics leadership
Alongside Infosys, and Allianz Life Insurance, ON Semiconductor was recognised for its contributions to the BELA member community.
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Nokia
Ethisphere recognises 2020 World’s Most Ethical Companies
This year 132 organisations from 21 countries and 51 industries have been recognised on the list.
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Cloud
Oracle staff condemn Larry Ellison's support for Donald Trump
More than 7000 Oracle employees and members of the public are asking Oracle to take a hard look at itself and its ‘commitment’ to diversity, ethics, and inclusion.
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Sustainability
Dell Technologies' Progress Made Real plan outlines social impact goals
“Unlocking the power of data will advance humanity more than any other force over the next decade," says Michael Dell.
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Machine learning
Major security, privacy and ethical blindspots in AI development
Security, privacy and ethics are low-priority issues for developers when modelling their machine learning solutions.
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Artificial Intelligence
Where do ethics lie in regard to AI implementation?
"Those who successfully integrate the revenue-driving power of AI with trust, safety, and values will be successful in creating powerful digital experiences."
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Artificial Intelligence
Do A/NZ companies care about AI ethics as much as they should?
With the rapid global deployment of advanced technology, and specifically the growth in the ANZ region, technology leaders need to work with employers, employees and customers, to achieve the optimal balance in this largely uncharted ethical and regulatory territory, Genesys states.
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Artificial Intelligence
Responsible AI starts with responsible leaders - PwC
Responsible practices in artificial intelligence (AI) starts with how each individual organisation plans to strategise, design, develop, and deploy the technology. 
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Predictions
Three imperatives for the modern workplace in 2019
Global IT services company Avanade has released what it sees as the three most important technology focus areas for workplaces in the coming year.
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Blockchain
Gartner’s top 10 tech trends for 2019
Gartner has released a list of what it sees as the most important strategic tech trends to be aware of in the quickly upcoming year.
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Artificial Intelligence
AI is at 'an ethical crossroad' and we need better guidelines, says report
The growing power of artificial intelligence is being hailed A the fourth industrial revolution, but how are ethics being used in the real world?
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Surveillance
Biometric Mirror: The AI that can detect attractiveness and personality from your photo
The AI displays 14 different characteristics including gender, age, ethnicity, attractiveness – and even weirdness and emotional stability.