4.3 Data Ethics consequences

In the following a few cases of how data ethics are addressed are given.

4.3.1 Researcher stops his work due to ethical concerns

Joe Redmon, the creator of You Only Look Once (YOLO) with a huge impact on modern object detection stopped doing any computer vision research due to ethical concerns.

YOLO is a state-of-the-art, real time object detection system.

4.3.2 Career: Oxford seeks AI ethics professor

The question is, who should or should not be involved in the decisions about the faith of AI?

4.3.3 Shaping Europe’s digital future: Commission presents strategies for data and Artificial Intelligence

On February 19th 2020 the EU commission presented its strategies for data and AI. https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_20_273

Today we are presenting our ambition to shape Europe’s digital future. It covers everything from cybersecurity to critical infrastructures, digital education to skills, democracy to media. I want that digital Europe reflects the best of Europe – open, fair, diverse, democratic, and confident.

Ursula von der Leyen, President of the Commission

As key objectives in digital technologies over the next five years the commission will focus on three areas

Key objectives in digital technologies:Smiley face

  • Technology that works for people
  • Fair and competitive economy
  • Open, democratic and sustainable society

Furthermore the commission wants the EU to be the trustworthy leader of AI as well as in the data economy

  • Europe as a leader in trustworthy Artificial Intelligence
    • excellent research centers
    • accelerate deployment of AI
      • smaller and medium-sized enterprises
    • attract and keep talent
    • rules
      • need to address high-risk AI systems
      • without putting too much burden on less risky ones
  • Europe as a leader in the data economy
    • European data space

      • single market
    • Commission propose to establish right regulatory framework regarding data governance

    • Commission will invest in data spaces and cloud infrastructures

      • efficient
      • trustworthy