UK peers eye ethical AI leadership role

first_img Representatives from the UK’s House of Lords urged the adoption of an Artificial Intelligence (AI) code for companies operating in the sector, with the ultimate aim of making the principles the foundation of international standards for ethical AI.A report issued today by a House of Lords Select Committee on the use of AI technology outlined key values experts want to turn into the basis for a national and international code of practice for companies using and developing AI technology.Among the rules the group of politicians is promoting are that AI should be: developed for the common good; operate on principles of fairness; and not be used to diminish the data rights or privacy of individuals, families or communities.The group added the power to “hurt, destroy or deceive human beings” should not be included in any AI technology.Lord Clement-Jones, chairman of the committee said: “The UK has a unique opportunity to shape AI positively for the public’s benefit and to lead the international community in AI’s ethical development, rather than passively accept its consequences.”“The UK contains leading AI companies, a dynamic academic research culture, and a vigorous start-up ecosystem, as well as a host of legal, ethical, financial and linguistic strengths. We should make the most of this environment, but it is essential that ethics take centre stage in AI’s development and use,” he added. KT establishes AI institute with local university Google renueva Android y muestra novedades en IA Chris joined the Mobile World Live team in November 2016 having previously worked at a number of UK media outlets including Trinity Mirror, The Press Association and UK telecoms publication Mobile News. After spending 10 years in journalism, he moved… Read more Home UK peers eye ethical AI leadership role Chris Donkin Author Relatedcenter_img Previous ArticleDigi profit suffers as revenue growth stallsNext ArticleHK councillor says territory lags in smart mobility Huawei splits cloud-AI business group Asia Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 16 APR 2018 AIUKlast_img read more

Snap-on Names Joseph Abbud, Vice President for Rapid Continuous Improvement

first_img Don’t Miss:Cooper Names New VP, Global Supply Chain Up Next:Phil Moore Joins Federated Auto Parts Distributors KENOSHA, WIS — Snap-on announced that Joseph Abbud will join the company in the newly created position of vice president – rapid continuous improvement, a position in which he will have responsibility for ensuring the implementation and continued evolution of manufacturing and operating best practices on a company-wide basis. His appointment is effective Monday, October 1. Abbud will report directly to Jack Michaels, chairman, president and CEO. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Abbud, 44, most recently led continuous improvement as worldwide director of operational excellence at ITT Industries Electronics Division in Hong Kong, PRC, where he held positions of progressively increased responsibilities, including plant and manufacturing management. He has extensive experience in establishing and implementing manufacturing and supply chain initiatives, which resulted in significantly improved customer satisfaction, cost competitiveness and increased operating cash flow. “With a solid track record of improving on-time delivery and establishing better cost competitiveness in North and South America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, Joseph will provide valuable leadership as we continue our priority on taking better care of our customers and dealers, and the further elimination of waste and complexity to improve our quality, delivery and costs,” said Michaels. “He is a high-energy, passionate leader who brings a results-oriented mindset and substantial expertise to our management team.” Abbud holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Monterrey Institute of Technology, Monterrey, Mexico; a Master in Quality Systems from the International Institute of Strategic Administration, Torreon, Mexico; and is a graduate of the Financial Management Program at the Colgate Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Virginia. _______________________________________ Click Advertisement In this article: Print last_img read more

Surveyors up in arms at rating reforms

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Versum shareholders approve Merck merger

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KeolisAmey selected as Operating & Development Partner in Wales

first_imgUK: In a written statement issued on May 23, the Welsh government’s Cabinet Secretary for Economy & Transport Ken Skates announced the award of a contract for KeolisAmey to ‘operate and develop the Wales & Borders rail service and the South Wales Metro’.The contract will begin on June 4 and run until October 14 2033. It replaces the current franchising model under which Arriva has run the Wales & Borders services since 2003. While previous franchises have been tendered by the UK Department for Transport, the ODP contract has been specified by the devolved agency Transport for Wales. KeolisAmey will take over main line train operations from Arriva on October 14, Skates said.Key to the ODP model is a plan for the winning bidder to take over some aspects of infrastructure management in Wales from Network Rail. While neither Skates nor KeolisAmey would provide details of how this would be taken forward until the statutory 10-day standstill period has elapsed, the ODP is expected to take over the ‘Core Valleys’ network which radiates from Cardiff; of this service group, only the branches to Ebbw Vale and Maesteg would remain under NR management.The Core Valleys network would then be developed to provide enhanced access to central Cardiff under the South Wales Metro programme. Bidders were asked to submit proposals which could range from 25 kV 50 Hz electrification to tram-train or light rail conversion with some street running.KeolisAmey was selected for the ODP contract ahead of sole competitor MTR Corp. The Welsh government initially received four responses, but Arriva decided not to submit a final bid and Abellio pulled out of the bidding after its infrastructure partner Carillion went into administration.‘The procurement process was rigorous, resulting in transformative solutions for the benefit of all in Wales, and indeed, future generations’, said Alistair Gordon, Chief Executive of Keolis UK. ‘While the proposed changes won’t happen overnight, the railway will be unrecognisable in five years thanks to the vision of the Welsh government.’last_img read more