The RSA and DeepMind partnered on a project to encourage and facilitate meaningful public engagement on the real-world impacts of AI. This report tells the story of that project.
As decisions are increasingly automated or made with the help of artificial intelligence, machines are becoming more influential in our lives. These machines are generating a range of predictions, such as the likelihood of a defendant reoffending or the job performance of a candidate based on video interview. In some cases, these predictions could lead to positive outcomes, such as less biased decisions or greater political engagement, but there are also risks that come with ceding power or outsourcing human judgment to a machine.
The RSA’s Forum for Ethical AI ran a citizens’ jury to explore the use of AI in decision-making. We convened participants to grapple with the ethical issues raised by this application of AI under different circumstances and enter into a deliberative dialogue about how companies, organisations, and public institutions should respond.
This report presents a toolkit for organisations seeking to deploy their own ethical processes around the proliferation of AI.
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Talking about data about us: towards a global and local conversation
This paper outlines key discussion points that were raised in our engagements with policy makers and experts on data, rights, and ownership.
Patient AI: towards a human-centred culture of technological innovation in the NHS
This short paper with NHSX looks at the ways in which radical technologies, such as AI and ADS, are influencing commissioning and clinical practice in the health system.
About Data About Us
This paper summarises the findings of a project by the RSA, the Open Data Institute (ODI) and Luminate exploring narratives around data rights and data ownership: how people feel about data about them, and how we can find ways to talk about data that everyone can understand and engage with.