Ethical AI refers to the development and use of artificial intelligence (AI) systems that align with ethical principles and values. Ethical AI is designed to minimize harm, respect privacy, promote fairness, and uphold human rights. It is important that AI products and their use adhere to ethical standards to ensure that they do not perpetuate or exacerbate biases, discrimination, or harm to individuals or groups.

Here are some ways that ethical AI should impact our AI products and use:

  • Transparency: Ethical AI requires transparency in how AI systems make decisions and the data they use. Users should be able to understand how the AI system arrived at a particular decision and be able to challenge it if necessary.

  • Fairness: Ethical AI should be designed to avoid biases and discrimination. This means that AI systems should be trained on diverse and representative data sets and should not perpetuate or reinforce existing biases.

  • Privacy: Ethical AI should respect user privacy and protect sensitive data. This means that AI systems should be designed with strong data security measures and should only collect and use data that is necessary for their intended purpose.

  • Human oversight: Ethical AI should not replace human decision-making entirely. Instead, it should be used to augment and support human decision-making, with human oversight and intervention when necessary.

  • Accountability: Ethical AI requires accountability for the actions of AI systems. This means that organizations and individuals who develop and use AI systems should be responsible for ensuring that they are used ethically and that any negative consequences are addressed promptly and transparently.

Ethical AI is essential for building trust in AI systems and ensuring that they are used in a way that benefits society as a whole. By prioritizing ethical considerations in the development and use of AI products and applications, we can create a future where AI enhances human capabilities and improves our lives, rather than causing harm or perpetuating biases and discrimination.

We welcome your questions and input on this important topic.

We’re excited about the solutions and benefits that AI and technology in general offer, and we remain committed to exploring and upholding ethical AI standards and practices.

We participate in a variety of industry conversations on this topic, and have also established the EDC® Ethics panel, which has an active voice with our leadership team on these important topics.

Our commitment is to ensure a safe & human approach to our AI technology.