Assessing ethics and transparency in AI: a framework for predict the discriminative behaviour of an algorithm

L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
Published by: Generalitat de Catalunya
Published at 05/06/2023 Last update 30/06/2023

This DT story revolves around a framework to ensure ethical and transparent algorithmic decision-making. The framework aims to address concerns related to bias, fairness, and explainability in Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms. By analyzing algorithmic actions and conducting tests on predictive models, the framework strives to achieve equitable and unbiased outcomes.


Problem or opportunity

With the increasing prevalence of AI in various domains, it is crucial to tackle the ethical and transparency challenges associated with algorithmic decision-making. One of the problems lies in the potential bias introduced by training algorithms on biased datasets, resulting in discriminatory outcomes. Additionally, the lack of transparency makes it difficult for users to comprehend the decision-making process. The opportunity lies in developing a framework that addresses these issues, fostering fairness, transparency, and accountability in AI algorithms.


Expected Benefits

The framework would offer several benefits:

  • Ensuring fairness and equity by mitigating bias and discrimination in algorithmic decision-making processes.
  • Enhancing transparency and explainability, enabling users to understand the rationale behind algorithmic decisions.
  • Establishing trust and accountability by providing insights into the decision-making process.
  • Paving the way for ethical certification of AI algorithms, facilitating responsible deployment and usage.