As the adoption of artificial intelligence grows, biases need to be tackled and regulations on the ethics and development of its application need to be put in place

SINGAPORE (Oct 7): About four years ago, Jutta Treviranus discovered a problem in the way artificial intelligence (AI) was being developed. This happened when she provided consulting services to Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation. Treviranus, director of the Inclusive Design Research Centre (IDRC) and professor in the faculty of Design at OCAD University in Toronto, was asked to help draft policies and frameworks for emerging transportation technologies, such as autonomous vehicles (AVs).

During the consultation, she had the opportunity to run simulations on several AVs. The aim was to test the robustness of their AI by introducing unexpected variables on the road. The outcomes of those simulations were alarming.

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