ICO blog: Addressing discrimination driven by artificial intelligence

08/03/2023 | ICO

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Sophia Ignatidou, Group Manager for AI and Data Science at the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), posted a blog about the need to address discrimination driven by artificial intelligence (AI). Due to the rapid adoption of AI systems, it is more important than ever to tackle unfairness in these systems, such as reinforcing gender stereotypes and disproportionally rejecting female applicants from a particular job. The ICO's AI work aims to raise individuals' understanding of their rights while helping organisations use personal data responsibly and confidently. As an immigrant herself, Sophia Ignatidou is aware that gender-based discrimination is only one of the risks posed by AI systems. Her team are working hard to increase AI developers' awareness of data protection legislation and its principles.

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