Executive Insights, MAY 2023

From guidelines to implementation: Ensuring ethical AI use with robust solutions



As AI becomes an increasingly integral part of our daily lives, its potential impact on society and the ethical concerns surrounding its use have garnered significant attention. In this article, we will examine the perspectives presented in recent discussions on responsible AI use and explore potential solutions to ensure its ethical development and application.

AI’s impact on society

In a thought-provoking article in The Economist, Yuval Noah Harari argues that AI has “hacked the operating system of human civilization,” emphasizing the profound implications of AI’s ability to manipulate and generate language. As language forms the foundation of human culture, Harari’s perspective raises concerns about the potential consequences of AI’s influence on our history and cultural artifacts.

While AI lacks consciousness or feelings, it can leverage the power of intimacy to sway human decisions, which could ultimately lead to AI taking over culture and producing stories, laws, and religions. Although Harari’s prediction of the end of human history may seem gloomy, it highlights the importance of understanding the risks associated with AI and taking necessary measures to mitigate them.

Ensuring responsible AI use: Solutions and strategies

Irene Solaiman, in her article The Gradient of Generative AI Release, Methods, and Considerations”, delves into the risks and challenges of generative AI and proposes solutions to address these issues. Solaiman advocates for a “gradient release” approach, where AI technology is released gradually, and its impact is monitored. This allows AI companies to identify potential risks and address them before making the technology widely available.

However, the current AI arms race among tech giants might make the adoption of such an approach challenging. To counteract this, Solaiman stresses the importance of transparency in AI development, and suggests that AI companies collaborate with other organizations to create ethical guidelines governing AI’s development and use.

Ethical guidelines are undoubtedly necessary, but their practical implementation is of the utmost importance. Robust solutions and digital traceability can ensure that these guidelines are followed, maintaining accountability within the AI industry.

Moving beyond “Move fast and Break things”

The era of “move fast and break things” is no longer sustainable, particularly when it comes to AI development. To navigate the future of responsible AI use, we must prioritize the development of ethical guidelines and practical solutions that address the risks and challenges associated with AI technology. To ensure responsible AI development, companies need to implement traceability mechanisms that provide visibility into how AI algorithms make decisions.

The benefits of responsible AI

As we strive to navigate the complexities of responsible AI use and development, the 2021.AI GRACE AI governance platform emerges as a powerful tool to address these challenges. By implementing comprehensive and ethical AI practices, organizations can not only build trust with customers, regulators, and society at large, but also unlock the full potential of AI for improved business outcomes. Don’t miss the opportunity to lead the charge towards a more ethical and responsible AI-driven future. Book a demo and take a confident step towards embracing a responsible AI future today.

Mikael Munck

Mikael Munck


Mikael is the founder and CEO of 2021.AI. He has 25+ years of experience in Technology and Financial sectors. Mikael was the Global Head of Technology and Operations at Saxo Bank. He is the Chairman of Copenhagen FinTech, an investor and a board member of several other technology companies.

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