In order to drive awareness of the benefits and understand the challenges of artificial intelligence (AI), the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) is setting up an advisory council on the ethical use of AI and data.
This is part of IMDA's initiatives to engage stakeholders including government, industry, consumers and academia to collaboratively shape the agency's plans for the AI ecosystem. This will complement IMDA’s current suite of business and talent programmes to position Singapore as a leading hub for AI.
The Advisory Council on the Ethical Use of AI and Data will be appointed by the Minister for Communications and Information. The committee will advise and work with IMDA in the areas of responsible development and deployment of AI.
These include engaging with relevant stakeholders such as ethics boards of commercial enterprises on ethical and related issues arising from private sector use of AI and data.
The council will also engage the private capital community to increase awareness of the need to incorporate ethics considerations in their investment decisions into businesses which develop or adopt AI.
A Legal and Technical Expert Panel will be formed to support the council, as well as a Panel of International Experts for global perspectives.
Former Attorney-General V.K. Rajah SC has been appointed the Advisory Council’s inaugural Chairman. The council will comprise private sector thought leaders in AI and Big Data from local and international companies, as well as representatives for consumer interest.