The goal of The Ethics Certification Program for Autonomous and Intelligent Systems (ECPAIS) is to create specifications for certification and marking processes that advance transparency, accountability and reduction in algorithmic bias in Autonomous and Intelligent Systems (A/IS).
The three areas for which ECPAIS is developing criteria and processes for a Certification / mark are: Transparency in A/IS; Accountability in A/IS and Algorithmic Bias in A/IS.
- EMLS RI provides leadership to the Expert Focus Group on Algorithmic Bias, and contributes through participation in all the three Expert Focus Groups: Certification for Transparency, Accountability and Algorithmic Bias.
Science Technology Options Assessment for “A governance framework for algorithmic accountability and transparency”
Transparency and accountability are both tools to promote fair algorithmic decisions by providing the foundations for obtaining recourse to meaningful explanation, correction, or ways to ascertain faults that could bring about compensatory processes. The study develops policy options for the governance of algorithmic transparency and accountability, based on an analysis of the social, technical and regulatory challenges posed by algorithmic systems.
Based on an extensive review and analysis of existing proposals for governance of algorithmic systems, the authors propose a set of four policy options each of which addresses a different aspect of algorithmic transparency and accountability.
- Awareness raising: education, watchdogs and whistleblowers.
- Accountability in public sector use of algorithmic decision-making.
- Regulatory oversight and Legal liability.
- Global coordination for algorithmic governance.
- The project was commissioned by the European Parliament in
- The draft report was presented at the European Parliament in Strasbourg on 25 October 2018.
- The report was published by the European Parliament Research Services on April 4th 2019. (doi: 10.2861/59990)
- The report is accompanied by a Policy Briefing that summarized the key recommendations
This Standard development project is part of the IEEE P70xx series of standards under the IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems.
This standard will provide a framework to help developers of algorithmic systems and those responsible for their deployment to identify and mitigate non-operationally justified biases in the behaviour of the algorithmic system. Algorithmic systems in this context refers to the combination of algorithms and data that together determine the outcomes which effect end users.
P7003 will describe specific methodologies to help users certify how they worked to address and eliminate issues of negative bias in the creation of their algorithmic systems, where “negative bias” infers the usage of overly subjective or uniformed data sets or information known to be inconsistent with legislation concerning certain protected characteristics (such as race, gender, sexuality, etc); or with instances of bias against groups not necessarily protected explicitly by legislation, but otherwise diminishing stakeholder or user well-being and for which there are good reasons to be considered inappropriate.
- EMLS RI contributes to this IEEE standard by chairing the IEEE P7003 working group (Dr. Koene) and leading two sections of the content development (Dr. Hatada).
Publications related to P7003
- Ansgar Koene, Adam Leon Smith, Takashi Egawa, Sukanya Mandalh, and Yohko Hatada. 2018. IEEE P70xx, Establishing Standards for Ethical Technology. In Proceedings of KDD, ExCeL London UK, August, 2018 (KDD’18)
Alternative Global Future Society. Needs for Paradigm-shift to E HDS: Evolvability of Humanity, Democracy & Symbiosis of life-nonlife-information
The focus of this project is research and action for proposing alternative global future society and the paths towards them.
- Yohko Hatada, Ansgar Koene: Agency Development in Digital Era (WSIS 2019)
- Yohko Hatada: Identity develops through living own Calling in Life-Work with own World Vision. (WSIS 2018)
- Yohko Hatada: Proposal letter to UNESCO Deputy Secretary- General Getachew Engida. (WSIS 2018)
- Yohko Hatada: Society should guarantee a political environment where each individual and all global citizens flourish to their fullest potential. Each individual agency and sovereign society must constructively enhance each other through / in the global political economic financial monetary legal functions and institutions. (High Level Policy Session 14, WSIS 2018)
Evidence submitted to UK parliamentary inquiries
- Yohko Hatada EMLS RI (2018) Response to House of Lords Select Committee on Communications “The Internet: To Regulate of Not to Regulate?” inquiry, 13th June 2018
- Yohko Hatada EMLS RI (2018) Response to Commons Science and Technology Committee “Impact of social media and screen-use on young people’s health” inquiry, 6th April 2018
- Yohko Hatada (2019) Priotize children’s development and well-being (Principles for AI and child rights) UNICEF, NY USA
- Yohko Hatada and Ansgar Koene (2019) Global Governance of AI Roundtable, World Government Summit 2019, Dubai
- Yohko Hatada and Koene A (2019) Regulatory approaches to guiding ICT innovation: “The age of self-regulation has ended” – Democratic Internet Governance requires paradigm shifts, EuroDIG2019, Hague, Netherlands
- Yohko Hatada and Dowthwaite (2019) Algorithmic Awareness Workshop, RightsCon, Tunis, Tunisia
- Yohko Hatada and Koene A (2019) Advanced Literacy – Algorithmic Awareness, EuroDIG2019, the Hague, Netherlands
- Yohko Hatada and Elena Perotti, Gero Nagel, Giacomo Mazzone, Narine Khachatryan, Nika Bakhosoliani, Nadia Tjahja (2019) Fending off trolls – Journalists in defence of democracy, EuroDIG2019, the Hague, Netherlands
- Yohko Hatada (2019) Identity Development in Digital Era, WSIS2019, Geneva, Switzerland
- Polanco Lazo Rodrigo, Burcu Kilic, Francisco Vera and Yohko Hatada (2019) Sustainable development goals in the age of artificial intelligence and digital trade, UNCTAD, Geneva, Switzerland
- Yohko Hatada (2018) Expert for RSA (Royal Society of Arts) and DeepMind’s citizens’ juries on automated decision-making systems
- Yohko Hatada and Koene A (2018) Workshop: Paradigm shift to develop genuine global civilization and the role of ICT (Session 112)
- Ronchi, C. Zavazava, Y. Sawmynade, JdD. Rurangirwa, E. Dzhaparova, AA Yafei, A Mohamed, T. Ola, and Yohko Hatada (2018) Moderated High-Level Policy Session 14, Knowledge societies, capacity building and e-learning / Media (Session 329) WSIS2018, Geneva, Swiss
- Yohko Hatada, Spielkamp, M. and Gahnberg, C. (2017) Regulation of algorithmic systems that control online information access. IGF 2017, Geneva, Swiss.
- Yohko Hatada and Koene A (2017) Workshop: Algorithmic Mediated Online Information Access (AMOIA) MozFest, London, UK
- Yohko Hatada, EMLS RI (2014) The relation of Individual and Society: Humanity and Democracy in international society. Birmingham University, UK
- Yohko Hatada and Koene A (2015) How to anti-radicalize ‘Imams Online’, BBC Radio Nottingham
This project focuses on the development of programmes to help individuals and global society by recognizing the importance of “Calling”. “Calling” is the searched and defined true connection to the self which gives authentic peaceful fulfilling confidence of integrity within the self and makes one want to contribute to the world with own passionate talent. Calling is the guide for life-long individual development with desire to live own true life, contribute and create the world by own World Vision of a better world.
The work is based on academic expertise of evolution, development, adaptation; cognitive computational neuroscience, neuroscientific consciousness studies, ecology, system sciences; Buddhism self-science, metaphysics and practice system; music anthropology; political / cultural understanding through working in the West and East.
- Yohko Hatada, (2016) Self and international citizenship of the authentic agency in globally connected world. Nottingham University, UK.
- Yohko Hatada, (2016) Workshop: Connection to authentic self. Buddhism Self-Science, Metaphysics and practice system (Vajrayana) in globally connected world. Nottingham University, UK.
- Yohko Hatada, (2015) Neuroscience development in recent consciousness studies. Nottingham University, UK.
- Yohko Hatada, (2015) Workshop: Psychodynamics of finding and living in own Calling. Nottingham University, UK.
- Yohko Hatada, (2013) Workshop: Live your true life. This is the most important project in your life. Birmingham University, UK.
- Yohko Hatada (2013) How to find own Calling and to build into Life-Work. Live your true life. Birmingham University, UK.
- Yohko Hatada (2013) Find and Execute Authentic Passion in your life-work with your own World Vision. Live your Ture Life with your deepest fulfilment – The most important “Project” of your life. EMLS RI.