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Types of assurance in AI and the role of standards

This is the third in a series of three blogs on AI assurance, which explore the key concepts and practical challenges for developing an AI assurance ecosystem. The first blog focused on current confusion around AI assurance tools and the …

The need for effective AI assurance

Data-driven technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), have the potential to bring about significant benefits for our economy and society. However, they also introduce risks that need to be managed.  As these technologies are more widely adopted, there is an …

Privacy enhancing technologies for trustworthy use of data

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The CDEI has been researching the role of privacy enhancing technologies (PETs) in enabling safe, private and trustworthy use of data. Privacy is a fundamental right. Organisations have an obligation to protect privacy, and must consider important legal, ethical, and …

Building on pandemic prompted data-driven innovation in local government

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Today the CDEI publishes its report on local government use of data during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The report draws together the findings of a forum discussion hosted last year with local authority representatives, and is supplemented by individual interviews and …

An overview of the CDEI's review into bias in algorithmic decision-making

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This report draws together the findings and recommendations from a broad range of work. We have focused on the use of algorithms in significant decisions about individuals, looking across four sectors (recruitment, financial services, policing and local government), and making cross-cutting recommendations that aim to help build the right systems so that algorithms improve, rather than worsen, decision-making.

September release: COVID-19 repository

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Almost all (13 of 16) of this month’s entries were related to healthcare, with the majority of those specifically looking at use-cases in hospitals. Given that the UK faces an ongoing public health crisis and is entering a second-wave of coronavirus infections, it is not surprising that these use-cases are the most prevalent at this time. 

August release: COVID-19 repository 

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The number of brand new use-cases that we are seeing each month has seen a downturn since we began compiling the COVID-19 repository, although we are continuing to find further examples of the existing entries that we have been tracking, indicating that existing use-cases are being adopted more widely.