Rolls Royce has announced two breakthroughs in Artificial Intelligence (AI) ethics which will help build the trust gap towards technology and accelerate the fifth industrial revolution. The breakthrough will provide answers towards developing trustworthy AIs, moving the concept of AI ethics from theory to industrial application.
The plane engine maker’s first breakthrough is an AI ethics framework which allows organizations to check if the decisions of its AI applications are ethical. On the other hand, the second breakthrough provides a step by step trust process, which ensures that the results of the AI algorithm can be trusted through monitoring results of the everchanging AI algorithm.
“This five-layer checking system focuses on the outputs of algorithms, not the algorithms themselves, which are constantly changing. The checking system prevents biases from developing in algorithms undetected and with results being constantly monitored, it ensures they are trustworthy,” reads a press statement from the company.
The AI ethics frameworks and trust process led by Rolls Royce’ data innovation businesses R2 Data Labs were peers reviewed by experts in multiple fields. The findings will be published on the Rolls Royce website later in the year for public and institutional access.
“By publishing our findings we want to move the AI ethics conversation forwards from discussing concepts and guidelines, to accelerating the process of applying it ethically.”Rolls Royce CEO Warren East.
The new guidelines by Rolls Royce is a forward step towards realizing ways to build trust towards emerging technologies. Further, the findings based on the industrial application of AI could help in paving ways to develop ethical guidelines and regulation towards the application of AI towards consumers across all sectors.
Speaking on the guidelines, Global Director of R2 Data Labs Caroline Gorski said, “… we believe that what we have created – by dealing with a challenge rooted squarely in the industrial application of AI – will help not only with the application of AI in other industries but far more widely.”
Rolls Royce has used AI for its real time engine monitoring service since 1999.