[Governance] How strongly captured by Big Tech is the field of AI research

Matthias Pfeifer info at freshmail.de
Fri Nov 19 06:29:47 EST 2021



Civil society should have worked (more) on this issue decades ago.

Today AI is one of the most lightning business (look at siri and alexa - the
civil society is training KI models for years and they also pay for it.)


And it not only about KI - an example: Some Companys and also LEAs make use
of natual language processing software which determines whether a post or an
mail should be treated in some way. All of those tools are based on
wordlists or (so called) corpora which are pre-defined packages of text with
sentences. Here is the mess since there are absolutely NO standards which
defines how to treat a post/text.


So at least, its about standards again.


Best, Matthias





Von: Governance <governance-bounces at lists.igcaucus.org> Im Auftrag von
Suresh Ramasubramanian via Governance
Gesendet: Freitag, 19. November 2021 11:22
An: parminder <parminder at itforchange.net>; governance at lists.igcaucus.org
Betreff: Re: [Governance] How strongly captured by Big Tech is the field of
AI research


In other words, civil society needs to work on its own AI, and on AI ethics,
as a multi stakeholder effort. Are you aware of any such efforts?  Or do you
plan to launch such an effort?


From: Governance <governance-bounces at lists.igcaucus.org> on behalf of
parminder via Governance <governance at lists.igcaucus.org>
Date: Friday, 19 November 2021 at 3:20 PM
To: governance at lists.igcaucus.org <governance at lists.igcaucus.org>
Subject: [Governance] How strongly captured by Big Tech is the field of AI

An excellent and eye opening article in ACM's journal on how strongly
captured by Big Tech most AI research is today. There also seem not many
alternatives on the horizon.


If AI is the future, and everything AI is shaped by the Big Tech, then
public interest actors of the world have something that must be addressed

But many apparently are busy handing even tech governance spaces over to Big
Tech, so nothing ever comes in the latter's way.


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