News  |    |  August 13, 2019

A Free Ethical OS Toolkit for Woke AI Enterprises

News article by Alex Fly.
Published by Hacker Noon.


Are your algorithms transparent to those they impact? Is your technology reinforcing or amplifying existing bias?  

In January 2019, Gartner reported that AI adoption tripled in the last year alone, with an estimated 37% of firms now implementing AI in some form. Based on responses from over 3,000 CIOs across a wide range of industries, the survey strongly showed how AI is becoming a crucial component of enterprise strategies, regardless of the industry. AI is one of the most disruptive technologies of the modern era. Enterprises are constantly exploring and finding new ways to harness data and identify business opportunities using AI. But as AI becomes more commonplace in the enterprise, IT leaders need to consider the ethical implications. . . .

One way business leaders can jumpstart this conversation is with the Ethical OS Toolkit.

The Ethical OS Toolkit – available to download for free here – was developed by the Institute of the Future, a Palo Alto-based think tank, and the Tech and Society Solutions Lab, an initiative from the impact investment firm Omidyar Network. The toolkit provides technologists with information about new risks related to the technology they are building as well as guidelines for how they can keep their customers, communities, and society safe.

The toolkit outlines seven ‘future-proofing’ strategies which help technologists prioritize identified risks, determine their biggest and hardest-to-address threats, and provides guidance on where and how to develop strategies to mitigate those risks. [ . . . ]

About the Author

Alex Fly is the CEO of Quickpath.