AI ethics should be hardcoded like security by design


With security by design essential to ensure IT systems are built to be robust from development, the same approach should be applied to artificial intelligence tools so these can be deployed responsibly and without bias, says’s AI ethics principal architect.

Businesses need to think about ethics from ground zero when they begin conceptualising and developing artificial intelligence (AI) products. This will help ensure AI tools can be implemented responsibly and without bias. 

The same approach already is deemed essential to cybersecurity products, where a “security by design” development principle will drive the need to assess risks and hardcode security from the start, so piecemeal patchwork and costly retrofitting can be avoided at a later stage. 

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