AI, Ethics, and Geoethics (CS 5970)


Module 10: AI, liability, security, and policy

Summary

  • This module will take two weeks to complete
  • This video will involve reading as well as videos

Overview

We have read about a wide range of AI applications that range from private industry, academia, and even government, at both local and global levels.  As AI continues to be deployed at all levels, it is important to think about issues of liability (for example: who is responsible if an autonomous car kills someone?), security (what must we do to ensure the AI data is secure and that the AI itself is secure and not hackable?), and policy (how can governments set policies to ensure ethical development and use of AI?). 

All of these issues are intertwined.  For example, liability and security issues may drive policy or policy might create other issues in addition to trying to solve some.  What we will do in this module is readings & videos on all of these topics.  We can’t tackle all of them in depth given that we only have two weeks.  But we can learn a lot!

Assignments

Day 1

For the first day, let’s look at some guiding principles behind how AI regulation could be designed as well as an interesting paper on how to recognize when AI needs to be regulated in advance, rather than only being reactionary. 

Reasoning behind how to regulate

Case Studies  

  • (10 min) TBD

Grading Declarations

OU students, don’t forget to turn in your grading declarations on canvas!  Today’s declaration is called “Module 10: .” 

Day 2

For our second day, we will jump into liability issues with AI.  Many of these issues drive the need for regulation at the national level.

Liability and AI

Case Studies 

  • TBD

Grading Declarations

OU students, don’t forget to turn in your grading declarations on canvas!  Today’s declaration is called “Module 10: .” 

Day 3 

For the next two days, we will jump into actual policies and guidance being provided by governments around the world.  

International policy on AI

Case Studies and Ethical Principles 

  • TBD

Grading Declarations

OU students, don’t forget to turn in your grading declarations on canvas!  Today’s declaration is called “Module 10: .” 

Day 4

International and US policy on AI

  • Read about the EU approach to AI liability and policy.  Note that the EU has a full policy on liability linked on this page as well as a policy on AI & Ethics.  We will read the ethics ones tomrorow.
  • Read the US guidance on AI regulation (this is short and the US does not have a full document like some of the other countries yet, though I’m sure that is changing quickly)
  • Optional:  learn more about how the US is working on AI & policy through the Brookings Institute series on AI and governance  

Case Studies  

  • (10 min) TBD

Grading Declarations

OU students, don’t forget to turn in your grading declarations on canvas!  Today’s declaration is called “Module 10: .” 

Day 5

Governmental ethics guidelines

Case Studies and Ethical Principles 

  • (15 min) Read the Ethics Unwrapped page about the Freedom of tweets.  The full case is in a pdf rather than in the webpage. 
  • (15 min) Pick one of the discussion questions from their page and discuss in #general .  Feel free to relate your discussion to the role that AI can play in this as well.  

Grading Declarations

OU students, don’t forget to turn in your grading declarations on canvas!  Today’s declaration is called “Module 5: Geoethics, AI, and climate.” 

Day 6

AI and security

Case Studies and Ethical Principles 

  • TBD

Grading Declarations

OU students, don’t forget to turn in your grading declarations on canvas!  Today’s declaration is called “Module 5: Geoethics, AI, and communication.”