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

DHL and Total strengthen cooperation on business sustainability

first_img BRICS Built on a long history of commercial relationships in more than 100 countries around the world this B2B agreement between the two groups will also leverage their respective global organisations to implement operational excellence, support sustainable business growth, and shape the future through innovation.   The Strategic Cooperation agreement signed by DHL Group and Total will focus on ensuring that the two companies achieve their sustainability goals across their global operations. Read more about sustainability here Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA Related storiesTotal installs a solar-powered service station in MoroccoTotal acquires a stake of Anadarko’s shareholding in Mozambique LNG TAGScarbon emissionsClimate changeenergy transitionsustainability Previous articleNew deals to foster R&D of next-generation techNext articleNew finance platform to support off-grid solar in Africa Nicholas Nhede RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Sign up for the ESI Africa newsletter AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector center_img Tim Scharwath, Member of the Board of Management of Deutsche Post DHL Group, said: “Our ambitious target is to reduce all logistics-related emissions to zero by the year 2050. Alternative drives and fuels, as well as clean energy solutions, are important cornerstones to achieve this goal. In cooperation with Total and thanks to their profound expertise in the energy sector, we will be leveraging further innovative solutions to reduce our CO2 emissions and energy consumption. At the same time, we will intensify our partnership to implement best-in-class logistics solutions throughout Total’s various value chains.” Logistics firm DHL Group and Total have strengthened their partnership on sustainable mobility, low-carbon energy solutions, logistics and transport services. The two will benefit from new commercial cross-business opportunities, as a customer and a supplier respectively. Generation Finance and Policy Exploring and developing new low-emissions solutions for daily business operations will form part of their focus. These will include digital technologies to ensure sustainable fleet management, contract logistics, freight forwarding, road freight and express services to address climate change. UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon developmentlast_img read more