Responsible AI

Statue of the scales of justice

Responsible AI is the practice of developing and deploying artificial intelligence systems that adhere to principles such as ethics, fairness, reproducibility and data privacy. Data ethics refers to the moral obligations and responsibilities of data collectors, processors and users. Fairness means ensuring that AI systems do not discriminate or harm any group of people based on their characteristics or preferences. Reproducibility means ensuring that AI systems can be verified, validated and replicated by independent parties. Data privacy means ensuring that AI systems respect the rights and preferences of data subjects and protect their personal information from unauthorized access or misuse. Transparency or ’explainability’ refers to making the decisions and actions of AI systems transparent and understandable to humans, especially non-experts such as clinicians, patients and the wider public.

Possible topics

  • Adversarial data analysis
  • Data preparation multiverse analysis
  • Forensic archaeology for scientific replicability
  • Machine learning to estimate the extinction risk of biodiversity at the local level

Further reading

  • Arrieta, Alejandro Barredo, et al. “Explainable Artificial Intelligence (XAI): Concepts, taxonomies, opportunities and challenges toward responsible AI.” Information Fusion 58 (2020): 82-115.
  • Wang, Y., Xiong, M. and Olya, H. (2020) Toward an understanding of responsible artificial intelligence practices. _Proceedings of the 53rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), pp. 4962-4971.
Sebastian Vollmer
Sebastian Vollmer
Professor for Applications of Machine Learning

My research interests lie at the interface of applied probability, statistical inference and machine learning.

David Antony Selby
David Antony Selby
Senior Researcher

My research interests include latent variable modelling, reproducibility, citation networks and applications of statistics and machine learning to healthcare.