World Privacy Forum outlines flaws in AI governance tools

11/01/2024 | IAPP

A recent report by the World Privacy Forum has highlighted shortcomings in the AI governance tools currently being used to prevent bias and discrimination. The study found that more than one-third of the 18 AI governance tools used in countries such as Australia, Canada, Dubai, Ghana, Singapore, the UK and the US contained flaws. The tools were not always suitable for the organisation's specific use of AI, were not thoroughly vetted before being introduced, and in many cases, did not document what the tools were and how they worked. The report concludes this could lead to a mismatch in applications and emphasises that the dangers of rushing to govern AI without tailoring the framework to an organisation's specific needs. The report also warns against using such tools without adopting guidelines suited to the country's regulatory landscape.

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