MIT, IEEE Partner to Embrace the Ethical Adoption of AI

Their CXI initiative promotes the socially responsible design and implementation of cutting-edge technologies.
MIT, IEEE Partner to Embrace the Ethical Adoption of AI

THE MIT MEDIA LAB at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge is working with IEEE, a New Jersey-based global professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, and the IEEE Standards Association to form the global Council on Extended Intelligence (CXI). CXI’s mission is to promote the responsible design and deployment of autonomous and intelligent technologies.

CXI’s first projects include the creation of resources on participatory design—the process by which all stakeholders affected by new technologies have input into their design and use. CXI will develop a template to help policymakers create rules and regulations involving areas such as AI and digital identities, and a Wellbeing Indicator to measure the impact of technologies on social and economic prosperity.

The CXI website sets out three goals: to develop policies and systems that allow AI to be integrated into society with minimal negative consequences; to support global regulations and initiatives that provide individuals with greater control over how their personal data is The MIT Media Lab stored and shared; and to explore ways to use technology to improve the well-being of both the planet and its people.

“If we’re going to integrate powerful algorithms and machines into our societies, we have to think about how systems adapt, evolve, and proceed with respect for and input from the people who may be affected by them,” says Joi Ito, MIT Media Lab’s director. “IEEE is taking a leadership position in advancing ethically aligned autonomous and intelligent systems and pr

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