Ahead of World Summit AI (11th-12th October 2023, Taets Art & Event Park, Amsterdam), we asked Giovanni Leoni, Head of Business Strategy & Development, Credo AI, his thoughts on the future of AI.
As an expert in the field, what critical challenges do you believe the AI community needs to address to ensure responsible & and ethical AI deployment?
One of the most critical challenges that the AI community needs to address is the delicate balance between promoting the adoption of AI technology while ensuring responsible and ethical AI deployment. It’s not EITHER/OR type of situation, but rather an AND!
Our focus should be on designing AI systems, from their inception to deployment and ongoing monitoring, with responsible and ethical considerations at the forefront. This means that responsible and ethical AI should not be an afterthought but rather woven into the very fabric of AI development and implementation.
Achieving this balance is vital for the long-term sustainability and positive impact of AI on society.
Furthermore, enabling AI adoption according to the ambition of responsible and ethical coming through regulations, such as the EU AI Act is critical. Even more now, with the EU AI Act just around the corner, this spans more than just compliance, but also a matter of operationalizing ethical and responsible AI at scale in line with the high-level expert groups' guidelines on trustworthy AI.
How has AI impacted your specific field of expertise, and what transformative changes do you foresee in the near future?
Artificial Intelligence has significantly influenced every aspect of business over the past decade and will continue to do so for an unforeseeable future. What's truly transformative is that we're no longer solely focused on productivity and efficiency gains we're also striving for a positive impact on people, the planet, and society.