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Northeastern Researchers team up with accenture to offer a road map for artificial intelligence ethics oversight

7/31/19 - BOSTON, MA. - Northeastern professors Ron Sandler and John Basl pose for a portrait in Holmes Hall on July 31, 2019. Northeastern formed a partnership with Accenture, a professional services company, to produce a report on the need to build committees that oversee artificial intelligence and data ethics. Ron Sandler and John Basl authored the report. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

As artificial intelligence rapidly advances, and concerns over data use and security grow after each high-profile scandal, the discussion among researchers, policymakers, and consumers has centered on how to ensure that human values such as privacy and autonomy are protected as we adopt these systems. These discussions have driven efforts to develop ethical guidelines for our increasingly automated world in the form of oversight committees. 

Now, Northeastern professors John Basl and Ron Sandler are offering organizations guidance for how to create a well-designed and effective committee based on similar models used in biomedical research. 

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