On March 25, 2019, the IEEE Standards Association published Ethically-Aligned Design: A Vision for Prioritizing Human Well-being with Autonomous and Intelligent Systems (PDF) covering the ethical dimensions of artificial intelligence embedded into different systems. On May 19th, 2020, there was a chapter added to “Ethically-Aligned Design” called “Extended Reality in Autonomous and Intelligent Systems” covering the ethical implications of the intersection between immersive technologies, virtual works, and artificial intelligence.
"Extended Reality in A/IS" (Autonomous and Intelligent Systems) https://t.co/RzfYRpSRG0 is the latest chapter in Ethically Aligned Design. The committee was Chaired by the amazing @moniquejmorrow with likewise amazing committee members including @StenderWorld & @jayiorio
— John C. Havens (@johnchavens) May 19, 2020
I had a chance to talk about Ethically-Aligned Design with John Havens, who is the Director of Emerging Technology & Strategic Development at the IEEE Standards Association as well as the Executive Director IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous & Intelligent Systems & Council on Extended Intelligence. We talked about the history and background of this initiative, and how virtual reality, augmented reality, and extended reality became a part of this project. We also talk about the standards and working group processes of the IEEE, and how there are some standards that have come out of this project including P7012 – Standard for Machine Readable Personal Privacy Terms, as well as the importance of data sovereignty.
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