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BBC defends ambiguous ITU AI report, pointing to ethical minefield

As promised, Faultline Online Reporter picked the brains of the authors behind the ITU-R’s AI broadcast report published just last week, which we lambasted for its distinctly equivocal conclusion. In its defense, the organization explained that vagueness is the only way to approach AI and machine learning in today’s climate – having to aggressively trim off the fat from an ethical standpoint in the rocky waters of these preliminary stages. Andy Quested, who works on standards at the BBC’s design and engineering department, helped curate the report and assured us the latest reference document is part of a much larger beast arriving in July – around the time of a workshop being held in Geneva with Japanese broadcaster NHK. Really…

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