Investors Urge AI Startups to Inject Early Dose of Ethics

by High Alpha

Backers of artificial-intelligence startups are paying more attention to ethics and rooting out potential biases embedded in algorithms that power AI systems, a focus that is starting to affect the earliest stages of company development.

Executives at venture-capital firms and tech accelerators have spurred three main improvements at startups: a code of ethics that guides the AI startup’s operations, a tool that explains how an algorithm makes its decisions, and a set of best practices that includes consistent and open communication…

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