On 13 April 2022, during an event for participants in the Netherlands AI Coalition, the position paper ‘Ethics and AI in practice: working together and learning together’ was presented.
The Scientific Council for Government Policy sees artificial intelligence (AI) as the new systems technology: a technological advance that will change society significantly. This is entirely in line with the vision and goals of the Netherlands AI Coalition. There has been a focus on the social impact of AI from the very beginning, specifically within the Human-Centric AI building block. Three main thrusts have been identified in the building block, all based on the ELSA concept: Ethical, Legal and Societal Aspects. This position paper gives further body to the idea of joint ethical activities.
The author of the position paper, Daniël Tijink, has the following to say about the focus.
“We’re committed to a practice-oriented, participative and design-oriented approach to ethics. Practice-oriented means learning from practical situations and for practical situations. Participation aims to allow for the various stakeholders and their values in the design. It’s about not only designing the AI technology but also the social design of the application environment and users.”