Artificial Intelligence is a fast-growing technology that already has a significant impact on our day-to-day lives. As with any technology, AI raises a number of ethical and legal questions, in particular around fairness and accountability in automated decision-making. Data protection and privacy considerations are an essential aspect of AI, and the GDPR already addresses some of these challenges as part of its provisions on automated decision-making. The purpose of this panel is to understand and discuss how companies are building - and should be building - AI into their services with privacy and ethics in mind. The panel will discuss the risks and opportunities that AI poses from the perspectives of regulators, academia and civil society. We will then take a deep dive into how Facebook is developing AI-based processes and tools with a privacy- and ethics-by-design approach, and how we are advancing the state-of-the-art in AI through open research and academic collaborations.
• What are the most salient risks and opportunities around AI that policymakers and regulators should take into account?
• What ethical and privacy considerations should companies should take into account as they build AI systems?
• How should we resolve some of the tensions that arise from AI systems making decisions in areas where even humans don’t always agree on the right outcome?
• What are the most effective ways for stakeholders to build collaborative, evidence-based policy proposals around AI?