Developing An Ethics Review Board for Artificial Intelligence Research
Artificial intelligence (AI) research is routinely criticized for failing to account for its long-term societal impacts. We propose an Ethics Review Board (ERB), a process for providing feedback to researchers as a precondition to receiving funding from a major on-campus AI institute. Researchers write an ERB statement detailing the potential long-term effects of their research on society—including inequality, privacy violations, loss of autonomy, and incursions on democratic decision-making—and propose how to mitigate or eradicate such effects. The ERB panel provides feedback, iteratively working with researchers until the proposal is approved and funding is released. Our goal is to grow the ERB and help others in the PIT-UN create an ERB.
Race and Technology Praxis Program
The Race and Technology Praxis Program links the research and practice of public interest technology through collaborations between Stanford faculty and community-based practitioner fellows – transforming research and accelerating practitioner impact to advance racial justice.
Stanford University will elevate Public Interest Technology (PIT) careers by expanding and deepening real world experiences that enable students to imagine careers that focus on using technology to benefit policy and forge solutions to pressing social and environmental issues.
Leslie Saul Garvin, Senior Program Director, Cardinal Careers, Haas Center for Public Service and Deborah Stipek, Peter E. Haas Faculty Director of the Haas Center for Public Service, Judy Koch Professor of Education, Graduate School of Education
The Race and Technology Praxis Program links the teaching and practice of public interest technology through coursework and internships with practitioner fellows – training students, accelerating practitioner impact, and elevating discourse on race and technology at Stanford and in the PIT-UN.
Jennifer DeVere Brody, Professor of Theater & Performance Studies, Faculty Director, Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity and Daniel Murray, PhD, Executive Director, Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity