Microsoft responsible AI principles

From Microsoft:

Fairness

AI systems should treat all people fairly

Reliability & Safety

AI systems should perform reliably and safely

Privacy & Security

AI systems should be secure and respect privacy 

Inclusiveness

AI systems should empower everyone and engage people

Transparency

AI systems should be understandable

Accountability

People should be accountable for AI systems

Link to the rest at Microsoft

Microsoft has videos that elaborate on each of these principles available at the link.

Further down on the lengthy Microsoft page, a Microsoft Office of Responsible AI is mentioned. PG couldn’t find out who heads the office on the MS site, but did find information about that person on Adobe’s Blog:

Natasha Crampton

Natasha Crampton leads Microsoft’s Office of Responsible AI, as the company’s first Chief Responsible AI Officer. The Office of Responsible AI puts Microsoft’s AI principles into practice by defining, enabling, and governing the company’s approach to responsible AI. The Office of Responsible AI also collaborates with stakeholders within and outside the company to shape new laws, norms, and standards to help ensure that the promise of AI technology is realized for the benefit of all.
Prior to this role, Natasha served as lead counsel to the Aether Committee, Microsoft’s advisory committee on responsible AI. Natasha also spent seven years in Microsoft’s Australian and New Zealand subsidiaries helping Microsoft’s highly regulated customers move to the cloud.
Prior to Microsoft, Natasha worked in law firms in Australia and New Zealand, specializing in copyright, privacy, and internet safety and security issues. Natasha graduated from the University of Auckland in New Zealand with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Information Systems.

PG’s Google search also picked up a presentation that Ms. Crampton and her boss gave at a recent RSA Conference. RSA provides a variety of corporate cybersecurity products.

PG is old enough to remember the first RSA, which was generated from the surnames of Ron Rivest, Adi Shamir and Leonard Adleman, who publicly described the very secure public key cryptosystem algorithm in 1977. This discovery prompted PG and others to adopt systems like TrueCrypt to make (in PG’s case) email communications with clients safe from hackers.

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