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New book on artificial intelligence: ‘Urgent need for consensus and action to ensure responsible AI' Van Doorne experts examine the safety and reliability of artificial intelligence
21 June 2019

The advance of artificial intelligence (AI) is unstoppable. But are we dealing responsibly with this new technology? In a recently published book entitled ‘Responsible AI: A Global Policy Framework’, a number of international AI experts analyse and discuss policy requirements for responsible AI. In his contribution to the book, Louis Jonker, an expert in AI at Van Doorne, focused in particular on the safety and reliability of AI.

All around us we see the increasing use of AI. Many companies and researchers see the potential of automated self-learning processes, for example in IT and the media, but this technology has also secured an unshakable position in the healthcare and banking sectors.

Towards a responsible social impact

“AI has a big positive social impact but it also has unintended and serious consequences,” according to Charles Morgan, the chairman of ITech Law which has published the book worldwide. “All the authors (54 experts from 16 countries, editor) hope that the publication will provide a valuable contribution to the ongoing efforts to promote responsible AI.”

Safety and reliability of AI

‘Responsible AI: A Global Policy Framework’ discusses various topics relating to AI, such as accountability, transparency and explicability, non-discrimination, open data and fair competition, privacy, and intellectual property. Together with his German and American lawyer colleagues, Van Doorne’s AI expert Louis Jonker examines the extent to which AI is safe and reliable, along with the associated ethical considerations and policy choices, in the chapter entitled ‘Safety and Reliability’. To illustrate this, they examine a number of so-called use cases.

“The statutory framework for technologies based on AI is based on various ethical and moral issues. This underlying ethical and moral basis can differ from one culture to another and it must be considered before a new policy can be properly defined or safe and reliable AI can be implemented and applied,” says Louis Jonker. “We therefore hope that this international framework and our contribution to it have taken the debate about the safety and reliability of AI a few more important steps forward.”

More information and ordering

Numbering 304 pages, ‘Responsible AI: A Global Policy Framework’ can be ordered on ITechLaw’s website, in either hard copy or pdf format. You can contact Louis Jonker directly for more information about AI. On our special AI-theme page, you can also read how we as a law firm support companies in developing and implementing AI in their businesses.