BY IDIRO ANALYTICS
The Idiro AI Ethics Centre was the brainchild of Geraldine Magnier, and is expected to create 20 new R&D jobs over the next 3 years. As pioneers in machine learning and AI, Idiro is ideally positioned to capitalise on its broad and deep industry expertise to lead the way in the development and implementation of ethical AI within its Irish and international client base.
Commenting on the launch, Aidan Connolly CEO said that “as the use of artificial intelligence becomes more prevalent in business and society, it is imperative that desirable human values of fairness, justness and trust are replicated in the technologies we build. In Idiro, we are committed to the development of technologies and standards that are human-centred, putting citizens and users at the heart of what we do.”
There have been many high-profile cases where AI models have been found to discriminate against certain sectors of society. Since AI typically learns from historic data, past discrimination is likely to repeat. As AI becomes more sophisticated, industry and society will be challenged to ensure that AI works for all citizens – not just a particular subset.
About Idiro Analytics:
Our leaders for the AI ethics centre
Dr. Adrian Byrne
With qualifications and work experience in economics and statistics, Adrian is a quantitative social scientist with expertise in multilevel modelling investigating inequalities at different levels and examining how these inequalities interact. Adrian has been awarded funding to undertake a research project entitled “Algorithmic auditing for improving model explainability and detecting bias using sociodemographic data”. This project is jointly supported by the CeADAR centre (National Centre for Applied Data Analytics & Machine Intelligence at University College Dublin) and Idiro Analytics.
Dr. James McCabe
Perhaps the greatest myth of the modern era is that the facts don't lie. Inherent in the technology paradigm is that data remains always neutral - rather than the given sum of information which is gathered, stored, measured and interpreted by fallible human beings. As a story consultant of many years' experience with international brands and organizations, Dr. James McCabe specializes in narrative dynamics - the dramatic principles which present your audience with all the arguments - including the opposing ones - and lets each decision maker decide for themselves. In the emerging field of AI Ethics, James helps organizations understand the full human dimensions of their decisions.
Our goal is to disseminate information about the budding AI ethics movement and the ways we can encourage technology developers, policy-makers, academics and the public to join us in the forefront of AI ethics in Ireland.