AI Audits Important to Keep AI Systems Fair, Unbiased

Ingrid Soares of Mattos Filho on AI Audits for Legal and Ethical Compliance
Ingrid Soares, data protection, privacy and cybersecurity lawyer, Mattos Filho, Brazil

The legal implications surrounding AI and generative AI systems are interesting but complex. In the event of a data breach or a violation of data privacy, who is liable? The provider, the deployer or the user?

In the context of legal frameworks, providers of AI systems must ensure compliance with data protection laws and industry standards, while deployers bear the responsibility of integrating AI technologies ethically and lawfully into their operations. Users, on the other hand, must understand their rights and obligations regarding AI-generated outcomes and data privacy.

Such intricacies make AI audits crucial for upholding accountability, transparency and trust in AI systems. They help identify and mitigate biases, errors and ethical concerns, ensuring that AI-driven decisions adhere to legal and ethical standards.

"AI audits help in ensuring that data processed by AI systems is in accordance with both local and global regulations. It is a great tool to mitigate potential risks of biases, and helps establish trust," said Ingrid Soares, data protection, privacy and cybersecurity, lawyer with Mattos Filho, Brazil.

Soares advocated for a strong data and AI strategy, which includes forming a core AI team responsible for defining AI principles, preparing AI registry and providing appropriate training on responsible AI practices.

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group, Soares also discussed:

  • The role of AI audits in enhancing transparency and trust;
  • The importance of data and AI strategy in practicing responsible AI;
  • Critical considerations for implementing AI ethics.

Soares is a practicing lawyer and legal expert in AI governance, focused on the private sector in Brazil. She was also named as one of the 100 brilliant women in AI ethics.

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Rahul Neel Mani

Rahul Neel Mani

Founding Director of Grey Head Media and Vice President of Community Engagement and Editorial, ISMG

Neel Mani is responsible for building and nurturing communities in both technology and security domains for various ISMG brands. He has more than 25 years of experience in B2B technology and telecom journalism and has worked in various leadership editorial roles in the past, including incubating and successfully running Grey Head Media for 11 years. Prior to starting Grey Head Media, he worked with 9.9 Media, IDG India and Indian Express.

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