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The Current State of Industrial Practice in Artificial Intelligence Ethics (2020)

Vakkuri, V., Kemell, K.-K., Kultanen, J., & Abrahamsson, P. (2020). The Current State of Industrial Practice in Artificial Intelligence Ethics. IEEE Software, 37(4), 50-57. https://doi.org/10.1109/MS.2020.2985621

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Publication details

All authors or editors: Vakkuri, Ville; Kemell, Kai-Kristian; Kultanen, Joni; Abrahamsson, Pekka

Journal or series: IEEE Software

ISSN: 0740-7459

eISSN: 1937-4194

Publication year: 2020

Volume: 37

Issue number: 4

Pages range: 50-57

Publisher: IEEE

Publication country: United States

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/MS.2020.2985621

Publication open access: Not open

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/68453


As Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems become increasingly widespread, we have begun to witness various failures highlighting issues in these systems. These incidents have sparked public discussion related to AI ethics and further accelerated the on-going academic discussion in the area. High-level guidelines and tools for managing AI ethics have been introduced to help industry organizations make more ethical AI systems, but we currently know little about the state of industrial practice. Have these guidelines been adopted by the software industry for developing AI solutions? Are these failures that make the news just the tip of the iceberg? We provide insights into the current state of practice by presenting the results of a survey of 211 software companies.

Keywords: artificial intelligence; ethics; software development

Free keywords: artificial intelligence; ethics; software development

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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2020

JUFO rating: 2

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