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AI ethics consultation for Machine Intelligence Garage startups

Open date: Wednesday 15 January 2020   Close date: Sunday 16 February 2020

Ethical use of algorithms and data is an important component for the sustainable development of artificial intelligence (AI) applications. Companies that consider the ethical implications of the products and services they are developing, and which monitor, manage, and communicate effectively about them will have a greater competitive advantage. To enable this, the Machine Intelligence Garage Ethics Committee has created an ethical framework consisting of seven concepts, along with corresponding questions intended to provide a practical tool to show how these concepts might be applied in practice.

Why get involved?

This is a unique opportunity for five Machine Intelligence Garage existing cohort companies to access an in-depth deep dive with ethics advisory group members. The process will help build practical ethical tools to ensure that good practices are embedded in company and product development.

Participating companies will gain access to leading experts in the field, the advisory group will work with selected companies to produce ethics roadmaps as well as following up once key milestones are achieved.

Digital Catapult believes that “getting it right” from an ethical point of view leads to a competitive advantage for organisations, and this provides an excellent opportunity for successful applicants to receive practical expert advice and show their work to the world.

Who should apply?

This opportunity is open to all Machine Intelligence Garage companies, irrespective of whether an initial consultation with the ethics advisory group has already taken place.

Applicants interested in taking part, but not on the programme, can apply to the next programme open call on the website here or register interest below for future opportunities like this.

A little more info

Digital Catapult’s Machine Intelligence Garage is a programme that provides startups with access to computation power and expertise to accelerate business growth and development.

In return for the expert advice and support, Digital Catapult would like to showcase companies’ experience of working together. This means being willing to contribute to a case study. This is a great opportunity to put a spotlight on successful companies.