AmCham Digitalization Forum: Artificial Intelligence, Threats & Opportunities

Brussels-based Cornelia Kutterer, Head of Responsible Tech & Competition – European Government Affairs at Microsoft, gallantly joined AmCham’s latest hybrid-format Digitalization Forum while on travel from late night Seattle! Kutterer and her team focus on the impact of new technologies and regulatory frameworks that meet expectations of society and healthy competition.

Focusing upon AI threats, opportunities and future-proofed regulation, Kutterer stated that “while we firmly agree that the [European Commission’s] AI Act should articulate what regulated actors should seek to achieve, we believe it will provide a more effective framework for responsible innovation if it is less prescriptive on how they achieve them.” Through multiple sensitive AI use cases, she illustrated how a more principles-based approach – within pragmatic guardrails – would help drive clarity and innovation.

Presenters

Cornelia Kutterer – Head of Responsible Tech & Competition, European Government Affairs

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Katarzyna Michalowska – AI Research Scientist

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“Curating data, intentional [model] design, fair evaluation and raising awareness of the responsibility of algorithms are key to minimizing bias.”

Katarzyna Michalowska

SINTEF Digital’s Katarzyna Michalowska followed, presenting on discriminatory bias in machine learning (ML). Though ML algorithms are extremely efficient and often accurate, biased algorithms can discriminate against groups based upon gender, race, or sexuality. Michalowska soberly illustrated these issues and broader implications, while addressing how to increase ML algorithm fairness. “Curating data, intentional [model] design, fair evaluation and raising awareness of the responsibility of algorithms are key to minimizing bias.” Brisk participant exchange ensued, with both Kutterer and Michalowska providing additional AI challenges, fairness and opportunity insights.

Source: SINTEF Digital

AmCham Digitalization Forum: Building Networks, Developing Competence, Expanding Knowledge

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