Researchers call for guidelines on AI accountability

In a recently published paper, a group of UK-based researchers from the Alan Turing Institute argue that current regulations covering the field of artificial intelligence are not sufficient to address issues such as transparency and accountability. AI algorithms ‘can makes unfair and discriminatory decisions, replicate or develop biases, and behave in inscrutable and unexpected way’, the researchers note. To address such challenges, there is a need for guidelines to cover AI and decision-making algorithms, and ensure there is transparency and accountability in the way these systems work.