Tsaaro Consulting and Fractal Analytics undertook an interesting study to understand where Privacy meets Responsible A.I. Our survey went on to be filled by people of the Privacy and Artificial Intelligence domain, and our findings showcased how it is essential to understand the intricacies this field of tech has for the integration of Privacy.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been transforming industries and improving efficiency in numerous ways. However, it has also brought about concerns regarding responsible AI and privacy. The rapid pace of technological advancements has left many people feeling uneasy about how their personal information is being used, stored, and shared.
To address these concerns, companies and organizations must implement responsible AI practices and prioritize privacy protection. In our recent report, we have explored the importance of responsible AI and privacy and the steps that can be taken to achieve these goals.
The report highlights the need for transparency in AI systems, which includes clear communication about how data is being used and the potential outcomes of using AI algorithms. This can help to build trust between consumers and companies, ultimately leading to greater adoption of AI technologies.
What is Artificial Intelligence?
John McCarthy in his 2004 paper defines Artificial Intelligence as the science and engineering of making intelligent machines, especially intelligent computer programs which can also be defined as leveraging computers and machines to mimic the problem-solving and decision making capabilities of the human mind.
The AI can be divided into 4 ways,
Theory of Mind
Responsibility of AI :
The last five years have seen remarkable advancements in AI, making it an integral part of our lives. However, these developments have also raised concerns about the negative impacts of AI on privacy and ethics. Therefore, it is necessary to adopt responsible AI practices to ensure that the benefits of AI are maximized while minimizing its negative effects. This requires a system that incorporates three key principles- lawful, reliable, and ethical. The impact of AI must also be assessed to reduce potential harm. It is vital to avoid blind trust in AI and instead encourage awareness and demand for responsible AI practices.
The report address how governments around the world are introducing regulations to ensure the responsible and ethical use of Artificial Intelligence. Let’s take a closer look at some of the recent AI regulations across the globe.
European Union: In 2021, the EU made its first attempt to impose transnational AI regulations. The categorization of all the AI systems is made under the “Artificial Intelligence Act”. The categories are such as a clear threat to safety, livelihood and rights of individuals, High risk etc. The AI systems that fall under this category are prohibited. This act also emphasises the rules of the AI system i.e “tight duties” which include risk analyses, high-quality datasets, “adequate” human control methods, and high levels of security.
Canada: A new law on artificial intelligence was introduced in Bill C-27, which was introduced on June 16, 2022, by the Minister of Innovation, Science, and Industry. It updated the federal private sector privacy framework. The Artificial Intelligence and Data Act (AIDA), if approved, would be Canada’s first law governing the use of AI systems.
China: The Chinese Cyberspace Administration (CAC) is proposing new regulations called “Internet Information Service Algorithmic Recommendation Management Provisions” that will scrutinize how websites like Taobao, TikTok, and Meituan draw and retain users. The regulations may prohibit models that encourage customers to spend large amounts of money. The proposed rules will require full regulatory oversight by the nation’s cybersecurity authority for any AI algorithms used to determine prices, manage search results, offer suggestions, or regulate content. Companies that violate these regulations may face significant fines, lose their business licenses, or have their apps and services removed.
US: The US government has been focusing on the need to regulate the use of artificial intelligence since 2016. In 2019, the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy published a draft Guidance for Regulation of AI Applications containing ten principles for US government agencies to consider when regulating AI. Following this, the Defense Innovation Board established guidelines for the ethical application of AI. In June 2022, Senators Rob Portman and Gary Peters introduced the Global Catastrophic Risk Mitigation Act, which aims to prepare the country for low-likelihood but high-consequence events such as new disease strains, biotechnology mishaps, super volcanoes, or solar flares. This bill is supported by both parties and will become law.
UK: The United Kingdom has been at the forefront of initiating the application and development of Artificial Intelligence. In September 2021, the National A.I. Strategy was published by the U.K. Government, which describes actions to assess long-term A.I. risks, including AGI-related catastrophic risks.
Artificial Intelligence and Privacy in India.
The online world lacks effective rights to protect individuals due to the monopoly of private entities and a power gap. Even GDPR and the IT Act are not keeping pace with technological changes. Article 21 was interpreted liberally in the case of Justice KS Puttaswamy v. UOI, considering the right to privacy as a fundamental right. Committees were established to analyze ethical problems with AI, and a Joint Parliamentary Committee is deliberating on the PDP Bill, which proposes a data protection law. However, India still lacks regulations related to data protection that cater to the needs of rapid technological changes.
Survey Report by Tsaaro Consulting and Fractal:
The report includes the results of a survey conducted by Tsaaro Consulting along with its partner Fractal on the public’s opinion and awareness of responsible AI and privacy. The survey involved 1,000 participants from different age groups, gender, education levels, and professions. The survey aimed to understand people’s opinions on AI and privacy concerns and their level of knowledge of responsible AI practices. The results showed that a majority of respondents were concerned about the potential misuse of AI and wanted more transparency in how AI is used. It also showed that there is a need for more education and awareness of responsible AI practices among the general public. To know more about the results of the Survey Kindly check our report on RESPONSIBILITY AND PRIVACY
TsaaroConsulting‘s report highlights the importance of ethical considerations in AI development and how it can help to address concerns about responsible AI and privacy. Responsible AI and privacy are critical considerations in today’s rapidly evolving technological landscape. Companies and organizations must prioritize transparency, fairness, and privacy protection in AI development to build trust and ensure the ethical use of AI. Tsaaro Consulting‘s report provides valuable insights and recommendations for achieving these goals, and it is essential reading for anyone interested in the future of AI and its impact on society.