Worries about "bad" downstream interpretations or applications of research are not new. It has always been the case that someone could use research findings for bad ends, intentionally or not. So why worry about downstream harms with AI research? Isn’t this just AI research exceptionalism? Read more
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When we talk about AI research, we are mainly talking about research that seeks to develop tools that will replace human decision-making. The development of AI typically involves the collection and use of huge amounts of data to train an algorithm to make decisions or predictions within some domain. While there may be risks to people whose data are included in the large data sets used to train algorithms, the most salient and serious risk of harm in AI research is to those on whom the AI is applied in the real world. Read more
By Angela Craig, DVM, lab animal veterinarian and IACUC member, University of Minnesota
PRIM&R is pleased to share a post from Angela Craig, a member of the PRIM&R Blog Squad for the 2015 Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) Conference. The PRIM&R Blog Squad is composed of PRIM&R members who will blog here, on Ampersand, to give our readers an inside peek of what happened at the conference in Boston, MA.
Every IACUC is charged with the responsibility of analyzing the potential [...] Read more
by Derek Fong, VMD, DACLAM, clinical veterinarian at the University of Colorado Denver
Time is a strange entity; it can go as slow as a turtle walking uphill in sand, or as fast as a cheetah sprinting across the savanna. It’s only been a little over two months since PRIM&R’s 2014 Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) Conference, [...] Read more
Welcome to another installment of our featured member interviews where we introduce you to PRIM&R’s members—individuals who work to advance ethical research on a daily basis. Please read on to learn more about their professional experiences, how membership helps connect them to a larger community, and what goes on behind-the-scenes in their lives!
Today we’d like to introduce you to Kristen Kenney, assistant director, Office of Research Integrity and Compliance at Children’s [...] Read more