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Who is responsible for responsible AI?

In 2019, Forrester predicted that there will be three high profile AI-related PR snafus in 2020. It's only August and we've already seen plenty of examples of AI going wrong -- the ACLU sued facial recognition provider Clearview for violating a well-known Illinois state biometric law in the US, the UK's Home Office was forced to abandon its visa processing algorithm which was deemed to be racist, and researchers recently found that automated speech recognition systems from Amazon, Apple, IBM, Google, and Microsoft perform much worse for black speakers than white ones

AI will continue to err. And it will continue to surface thorny legal and accountability questions, namely -- who is to blame when AI goes wrong? I am not a lawyer, but my father spent his career as a litigator so I posed this question to him when I kicked off this research. His response: "That's easy -- a lawyer would say, 'Sue everybody!'" 

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