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AI and its Ethical Challenges

The use of AI in systems around the world is increasing, creating more ethical questions to explore.

AI methods can potentially have a huge impact in a wide range of areas, from the legal professions and the judiciary to aiding the decision-making of legislative and administrative public bodies.

According to UNESCO, for example, in the judicial system they can increase the efficiency and accuracy of lawyers, in both counselling and litigation, with multiple benefits to lawyers, their clients and society as a whole. Some argue that AI could help create a fairer criminal judicial system, in which machines could evaluate and weigh relevant factors better than human, taking advantage of its speed and large data ingestion. AI would therefore make decisions based on informed decisions devoid of any bias and subjectivity.

AI is transforming organizations, industries, and the technology landscape. The world is moving to the increased adoption of AI-powered smart applications/systems, and this trend will increase exponentially over the next few years. AI technologies are maturing, and the need to leverage their capabilities is becoming a priority.

As businesses make AI part of their core strategy, the transformation of business functions, measures, and controls to ensure ethical best practices will gain importance. The deployment of AI solutions needs to be ethical, transparent, and without bias.

In the automotive, the picture is the same. Smarter and smarter vehicles through advanced ADAS system, autonomous vehicles, data usage from the vehicles in al aspects of our lives, from better mobility experience to customer needs and customized recommendations, are just few of the areas enabled through AI.

But what is an ethical AI? Or even better, how do we define ethics in a global level?

Some of these topics were addressed in the Conference organized by the committee of Ethics and Conduct in Research of NCSR Demokritos. A great gathering of researchers, scientists and industry experts, discussing openly on all aspects of AI and its ethical implications, across all industries. A special reference and thank you to professor John Tasioulas, from the University of Oxford, for his amazing speech on ethics, and the need for us all to start by defining what ethics is, in an unbiased, global, philosophical and selfless way.

We were very to be part of the Conference and touch topics on AI in the automotive industry, how it is progressing, how it is affecting our lives now or in the very near future, and what are the ethical questions all teams involved should pay attention and address. Please have a look at all conference presentations, as well as the presentation from our CEO, Dr. Elias Nassiopoulos. AI and the way we can use this technology for smarter mobility and the holistic sustainability that we dream of, is a topic that we work very intesively at GIVE and with increasing enthusiansm and passion.