Constructing AI: Examining how AI is shaped by data, models and people


  • Katrina Ingram


Artificial Intelligence, Consent, Collection, Diversity, Privacy, Surveillance Capitalism


Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a technology that is quickly becoming part of our digital infrastructure and woven into aspects of daily life. AI has the potential to impact society in many positive ways. However, there are numerous examples of AI systems that are operating in ways that are harmful, unjust and discriminatory. AI systems are constructs of the choices made in their design. They exist within a socio-cultural context that reflects the data used in their training, the design of their mathematical models and the values of their creators. If we want to build AI systems that benefit society, we need to change how we construct AI.


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How to Cite

Ingram, Katrina. 2021. “Constructing AI: Examining How AI Is Shaped by Data, Models and People”. The International Review of Information Ethics 29 (March). Edmonton, Canada.