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Ethical and responsible AI in the human/social service sector - a few presentations (webinar recording)
Published on: March 10, 2023
I'll try to keep myself focused, and these posts focused, on ensuring that we're not just diving into the hype. But that we look at AI just like we should look at any technology, existing or emerging. With an ethical and responsible lens. Here are a few good starting points.
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5 ethical principles for digitizing humanitarian aid
Published on: July 4, 2022
Over the last decade, humanitarian organizations have digitized many of their systems, from registering refugees with biometric IDs to transporting cargo via drones. This has helped deliver aid around the world, but it's also brought new risks to the people it's meant to protect. Tech and human rights ethicist Aarathi Krishnan points to the dangers of digitization -- like sensitive data getting into the hands of the wrong people -- and lays out five ethical principles to help inform humanitarian tech innovation.
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Exploring the Impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on the Settlement Sector (webinar recording)
Published on: November 8, 2023
This October 2023 AMSSA webinar focused on how Artificial Intelligence (AI) can unlock new opportunities for organizations and staff to automatize and sustain data and processes more efficiently. In this AMSSATalk a panel of experts explored and discussed the potential impact that AI can have on the sector.
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Constructing the Future of Social Work Tech Habits of Mind With the Ethical OS (2023)
Published on: November 4, 2023
The purpose of this conceptual paper is to explore if a tool such as the Ethical OS (Operating System) that can be a steppingstone to increased imagination, understanding and fluency in some of the ethical issues that are likely to appear in the social work practice landscape, and/or if social workers themselves seek to develop or amplify use of technology in a specific way.
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GPT detectors are biased against non-native English writers (2023)
Published on: May 27, 2023
In this study, the authos evaluate the performance of several widely-used GPT detectors using writing samples from native and non-native English writers. Their findings reveal that these detectors consistently misclassify non-native English writing samples as AI-generated, whereas native writing samples are accurately identified.
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Nonprofit-specific responsible AI frameworks
Published on: May 24, 2023
Digital transformation remains a daunting process. And it's been recently compounded with the AI tipping point. AI is now something on everyone's radar because of the rise of Generative AI, highlighted by ChatGPT and resulting massive investments and accelerated timelines releasing competitor products and technologies. I'm sharing some interesting resources I thought you might find useful.
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Building a framework for trustworthy AI use in Ontario, in 2021 (webinar recording)
Published on: April 20, 2023
Artificial Intelligence is on everyone's radar right now. How to ensure we're rolling out ethical AI? What's the best way to regulate it? As I've written about recently, it's not at all a new discussion. In this session from May 2021, Ontario public servant presenters share information about Ontario's consultations to inform a Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence (AI) framework.
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Unlocking the Potential of AI for Nonprofits: Overcoming Fear with Curiosity (webinar recording)
Published on: March 29, 2023
As Artificial Intelligence grows in usage in society, what does it mean for nonprofit and philanthropy? How should we feel about it? How would we use it? Can it take on some tasks like grant applications? What are the ethical and equity considerations? Will it take over our jobs?
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The AI explainer you didn't know you wanted, but you need
Published on: March 19, 2023
If you don't already watch Last Week Tonight to get explainer videos about high profile news stories with a comedic twist, I'm here for you. Below is a recent video he did providing a fantastic introduction and explanation of AI. Like his other videos, he makes a complex topic accessible, understandable, covers all sides of it, and makes you laugh.
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