I Talked Compliance With BlenderBot

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Everyone knows I’ll talk ethics and compliance with just about anybody. So when Facebook decided to roll out its new AI-driven chatbox, of course I swung by its website and started asking the bot what it thought of corporate compliance programs.  The bot, apparently named BlenderBot 3, was launched on Monday. People can strike up…

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Thoughts on AI From the Audit Perspective

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The other week I had a post about the risk management challenges corporations will face as they integrate artificial intelligence into business operations. Several days later, my friend the Cybersecurity Auditor called me. “Dude,” he said, “I have many issues with AI and I think we’re missing another important point here.” OK, I replied, and…

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Grappling With Artificial Intelligence

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Later this week I’ll have the privilege to moderate a panel discussion on artificial intelligence at the Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics’ 2021 conference — and as fate would have it, COSO published guidance last week on the risk management challenges around AI. So let’s dig into the subject, since clearly the universe is…

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Lessons on Algorithms, Ethics, and Equity

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Compliance professionals searching for cutting-edge policy management mishaps, turn your gaze toward Stanford University. The mess that the medical school endured last week with its bungled distribution of covid vaccines to employees offers lessons to us all.  What happened? According to press reports and many unhappy people on Twitter, Stanford Medicine started rolling out its…

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Robot to Talk AI at Audit Conference

I fully support more use of artificial intelligence in corporate compliance and audit, but this is next level: an auditing conference in Dubai next month will feature an artificial intelligence program delivering a talk on AI.  The AI program, which exists in a humanoid robot named Sophia, will speak at the 20th Annual Regional Audit…

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AI, Getting Ahead of Us Again

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Well here’s a creepy example of artificial intelligence racing ahead of our ability to govern it wisely: a tech startup that uses AI to study job applicants’ facial expressions, speaking style, and word choice to generate an “employability score” for people and then filter out low-ranking candidates.  The startup in question is HireVue, and you…

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Tackling AI and Ethics Issues Intelligently

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You can learn a lot from Google — including, apparently, how corporations might approach the delicate matter of ethics and artificial intelligence. Because Google tried exactly that not long ago, failed in a painfully public way, and raised numerous AI lessons for ethics and compliance professionals to consider before your company tries this at home.…

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