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Building Responsible AI with Mieke de Ketelaere

Building Responsible AI with Mieke de Ketelaere

EPISODE SUMMARY

Mieke is an Adjunct Professor for Sustainable Ethical and Trustworthy AI at Vlerick Business School. During this episode, Mieke shares her thoughts on how we can go about building responsible AI systems so that the world can experience the full range of benefits of AI.

EPISODE NOTES

The gap between those creating AI systems and those using the systems is growing. After 27 years on the other side of technology, Mieke decided that it was time to do something about the issues that she was seeing in the AI space. Today she is an Adjunct Professor for Sustainable Ethical and Trustworthy AI at Vlerick Business School, and during this episode, Mieke shares her thoughts on how we can go about building responsible AI systems so that the world can experience the full range of benefits of AI.

Key Points From This Episode:

  • An overview of Mieke’s educational and career background.
  • Elements of the AI space that have and haven’t changed since Mieke studied robotics AI in 1992.
  • What drew Mieke back into the AI space five years ago.
  • The importance of understanding the limitations of AI.
  • Mieke shares her thoughts on how to build responsible AI systems.
  • The challenges of building responsible AI systems.
  • Why the European AI Act isn’t able to address the complexities of the AI sector.
  • The missing link between the people creating AI systems and the people using them.
  • Exploring the issue of deep fakes.
  • The role of AI Translators, and an overview of the AI Translator course available in Belgium.

Tweetables:

“The compute power had changed, and the volumes of data had changed, but the [AI] principles hadn’t changed that much. Only some really important points never made the translation.” — @miekedk [0:02:03]

“[AI systems] don’t automatically adapt themselves. You need to have your processes in place in order to make sure that the systems adapt to the changing context.” — @miekedk [0:04:06]

“AI systems are starting to be included into operational processes in companies, but only from the profit side, not understanding that they might have a negative impact on people especially when they start to make automated decisions.” — @miekedk [0:04:52]

“Let’s move out of our silos and sit together in a multidisciplinary debate to discuss the systems we’re going to create.” — @miekedk [0:07:52]

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Mieke de Ketelaere

Mieke’s Books

The European AI Act

Sama

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