AI Companies, Boards, and Ethics

business_ethics_highlights_2This is a timely piece, given the public scrutiny to which tech companies have been subject lately. Question: is it really possible to define a set of “AI companies?” Does any company whose product includes some form of AI (e.g., Tesla) count? Or any company that uses AI to screen potential employees?

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LINK: How a strong board of directors keeps AI companies on an ethical path (by Trooper Sanders for Venture Beat)

Following the corporate corruption scandals of the early 2000s, then-Securities and Exchange Commission chairman William Donaldson said determining the company’s moral DNA “should be the foundation on which the Board builds a corporate culture based on a philosophy of high ethical standards and accountability.” Today’s crisis of confidence in technology companies, especially those controlling deep pools of data and developing and deploying artificial intelligence, not only demands more responsible engineers, entrepreneurs, and executives but more assertive boards who make ethics and the public interest strategic priorities….

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