How to train AI to be fair to humans

Singapore's launch of an AI governance framework gives it an opportunity for global thought leadership in regulating AI. But issues of fairness and explainability in AI are more complex than commonly realised.

Minister-in-charge of the Smart Nation Initiative Vivian Balakrishnan spoke at this year's Budget debate about the Singapore Government's plan to "double down" on artificial intelligence (AI).

As companies and government agencies start to take guidance from the Model AI Governance Framework that Singapore launched at the World Economic Forum earlier this year, it is important to note that progress on AI governance is still far from complete, as acknowledged by the framers themselves.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 05, 2019, with the headline 'How to train AI to be fair to humans'. Subscribe