Reports  |    |  January 1, 2021

The State of AI Ethics: January 2021

Report prepared by the Montreal AI Ethics Institute (MAIEI) — an international non-profit organization democratizing AI ethics literacy. Captures the most relevant developments in AI Ethics from October to December, 2020. 188 pages.

To save you time and quickly get you up to speed on what happened in the past quarter, we’ve distilled the research & reporting around 8 key themes:

  1. Algorithmic Injustice
  2. Discrimination
  3. Ethical AI
  4. Labor Impacts
  5. Misinformation
  6. Privacy
  7. Risk & Security
  8. Social Media

The report includes exclusive content written by world-class AI Ethics experts. This edition opens with The Abuse and Misogynoir Playbook — a 20-page joint piece by a group of MIT professors & research scientists (Danielle Wood, Katlyn Turner, Catherine D’Ignazio) about the mistreatment of Dr. Timnit Gebru by Google and the broader historical significance around this event.

Other contributors include:

  • Steven Mills (Managing Director & Partner, Chief AI Ethics Officer, Boston Consulting Group)
  • Kathryn Hume (Interim Head, Borealis AI)
  • Mona Sloane (Adjunct Professor, NYU)
  • Blakeley H. Payne (Independent Researcher)
  • Jade Abbott (Machine Learning Lead, Retro Rabbit)
  • Max Santinelli (Associate Director Data Science, Boston Consulting Group)
  • George Obaido (Researcher), Kehinde Aruleba (Researcher), Lauri Goldkind (Professor, Fordham)

State of AI Ethics Report Archive: https://montrealethics.ai/state/