The Conversation: The United Nations needs to start regulating the ‘Wild West’ of artificial intelligence

The Conversation: The United Nations needs to start regulating the ‘Wild West’ of artificial intelligence . “Trust in AI is difficult to obtain, particularly in United Nations work, which is highly political and affects very vulnerable populations. The onus has largely been on data scientists to develop the credibility of their tools. A regulatory framework like the one proposed by the European Commission would take the pressure off data scientists in the humanitarian sector to individually justify their activities. Instead, agencies or research labs who wanted to develop an AI solution would work within a regulated system with built-in accountability. This would produce more effective, safer and more just applications and uses of AI technology.”

Stanford Law School: Stanford Law School Launches COVID-19 Memo Database in Collaboration with Cornerstone Research

Stanford Law School: Stanford Law School Launches COVID-19 Memo Database in Collaboration with Cornerstone Research. “Stanford Law School today announced the launch of its COVID-19 Memo Database, developed and maintained by the Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University and Cornerstone Research. The database provides searchable access to approximately 4,000 memoranda covering legal, regulatory, accounting, and governance issues raised by the current corona virus crisis.”

Highland County Press: Husted launches AI tool to analyze Ohio regulations

Highland County Press: Husted launches AI tool to analyze Ohio regulations. Ohio’s Lt. Governor Jon Husted. “The project launched Thursday, procured with the assistance of InnovateOhio, uses text analytics and artificial intelligence to analyze Ohio’s rules. By comparing and linking data sets— a task that could take humans months or years — it will provide government policymakers with opportunities to streamline regulations. The tool will more quickly sort data from the Ohio Revised Code (ORC) and Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) in order to narrow the work that needs to be done by human analysts.”

New York Times: We Can’t Trust Facebook to Regulate Itself

New York Times: We Can’t Trust Facebook to Regulate Itself. “I led Facebook’s efforts to fix privacy problems on its developer platform in advance of its 2012 initial public offering. What I saw from the inside was a company that prioritized data collection from its users over protecting them from abuse. As the world contemplates what to do about Facebook in the wake of its role in Russia’s election meddling, it must consider this history. Lawmakers shouldn’t allow Facebook to regulate itself. Because it won’t.”

Saint Francis University: CSOR Launches Database for Occupational Regulation

Saint Francis University: CSOR Launches Database for Occupational Regulation. “The Center for the Study of Occupational Regulation (CSOR) at Saint Francis University has launched a national all-encompassing database that will document and track the occupational licensing regulations of thousands of professions across the fifty-states and the District of Columbia. The database is free and openly accessible to the public.”