SOSA releases report warning against lack of transparency in AI
The open innovation company addressed the need for transparency, accountability, and diversity in AI
SOSA, an Israel-based open innovation company, has released a report on how to tackle some of the upcoming challenges posed by Artificial Intelligence. The report, titled ‘XAI: Are We Looking Before We Leap?’ highlights the challenges and advances when it comes to regulations, use-cases, and emerging technologies ‘taking the mystery out of AI.’“I think it’s important for everyone, the public in general, to understand what they don’t understand, or what no one really has pushed transparency on,” Uzi Scheffer CEO of SOSA explained. “It’s important for entrepreneurs and for the tech ecosystem to understand that maybe if you’re targeting some sectors, it’s probably a good idea to integrate these guidelines that are not standardized.”
“Lucid, Deloitte’s tool is great and it’s a nice example… mankind made sophisticated technologies and implemented them, and now there is a race to stress test them, understand them better, and model them,” Scheffer explained.Part of SOSA’s mission is to help benchmark, identify opportunities, set innovation strategies, and find the solutions to some of the biggest problems in the tech ecosystem. Sitting ‘at the intersection between supply and demand’, SOSA can help highlight companies that are specifically trying to take the mystery out of AI. Out of the eight companies the company highlighted in the report, two are Israeli - Superwise.ai, which helps decrease data science teams’ workflows and labor costs; and Mona Labs, which is an AI-based algorithm quality check system. “The companies in the study are here because they offer a good overview on what is being developed in the tech ecosystem,” Scheffer explained. “We highlighted companies that are already offering solutions and touching on these emerging subjects of Explainable AI - but we don’t have a formal business relationship and we’re 100% unbiased.” Introducing legislation or public awareness around some of the newest technologies in our lives is no easy feat. Often, the law moves at a snail’s pace compared to the ‘move fast and break things’ attitude of tech companies. However, SOSA believes that today, there is a lot more awareness of the problem and challenge of understanding computer-based decision-making. And while strides are being made in protecting our privacy, it makes sense that the mystery of AI will be solved just as fast. “Unlike other challenges, I think this will be sorted out quite fast, maybe faster than the data and privacy,” Scheffer concluded.