AI, ethics and human rights

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Archana Arakkal | Practice Lead | Intelligent Data Engineering | Synthesis | mail me


Change is inevitable; but progress depends on what we do with that change” – the famous Charles Wheelan quote – one of my favourite quotes, however I would like to add a caveat to this quote bringing in my day-to-day job into the mix.

Every day as a Machine Learning (ML) Engineer I seek new ways to provide value to further enhance our lifestyles through Artificial Intelligence (AI) and while there are several problems seeking solutions and we may think that AI could be these solutions, very often a glass ceiling is reached where the limitations are glaringly obvious.

As an AI enthusiast, I speak for many when I say that AI is great, but AI is never a replacement for human beings. The very nature of AI is artificial and while there are benefits that AI may offer, we need to always ground our thinking around what this means for human beings and the society we live in, and it is even more important to implement these human-centric solutions sooner rather than later.

Our saving grace now is AI ethics and responsible AI – but what exactly does this mean for us as a society?

Ethics and morality

Taking it back to first principles: ‘Ethics are the moral principles that govern a person’s behaviour or the conducting of an activity’ another definition is


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