Re: Documents for review: ethics of AI and machine learning


Context for APA: there's a _draft_ document on the above important topic being circulated [1], and RQTF has been reviewing it (further relevant links, per the thread on RQTF's list, can be found below).

The news for both RQTF and APA is that there will be a couple of online meetings (to cover different time zones) about this in the week of the 4th of April. We have asked RQTF to represent APA on those calls, and are working with Jason and Scott to make arrangements.

We'll make an announcement about this on the APA call soon, but we also wanted to post it here, to elicit any feedback from APA members, which can then be passed on during the calls.

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On 18/03/2022, 14:12, "White, Jason J" <> wrote:

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    I suggest we should also take note of the activities of the Web Machine Learning Working Group. In particular, a W3C Working Draft of their Web Neural Network API specification is available at

    Section 2 lists a range of use cases.

    From: White, Jason J 
    Sent: Wednesday, 16 March 2022 11:20
    Subject: Documents for review: ethics of AI and machine learning

    Dear colleagues,
    As noted at the meeting today, the APA Working Group (and hence this Task Force) has been invited to review the Web Machine Learning Working Group’s Draft Consultation document on the ethics of AI and machine learning.
    The draft is here:
    It is expected to be moved to GitHub and to be developed as a W3C Working Group Note.
    The aforementioned document adopts the principles set forth in UNESCO’s Recommendation on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence:

    We plan to discuss the disability and accessibility-related import of these documents at our Task Force meeting next week.

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