CascadAI: Making Space for Responsible AI

by Tyler Wells Lynch


What Is Responsible AI?


Against AI Solutionism

One of many engaging CascadAI sessions. Photo courtesy of Cuneyt Gurcan Akcora, Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Statistics, University of Manitoba, Canada.

Whatever the degree of human involvement, AI systems need to have clear modes of cooperation. Kate Larson, professor of computer science at the University of Waterloo, argued that AI needs to go a step further in developing actual cooperative intelligence. Once again, the challenge here comes down to context: “Cooperation” can mean vastly different things depending on the practitioners, stakeholders, beneficiaries, and jurisdictions in question.


Responsible AI in Practice

But any attempt to make an AI system more cooperative or context-sensitive requires access to the right kind of data, and that does not necessarily mean more data.