Artificial Intelligence (AI) offers immense promise to solve some of the world's biggest problems at scale. But advances come with significant challenges that perpetuate and amplify society's underlying structural inequities. To address this challenge directly, the NYU Center for Responsible AI (R/AI) is designed to be a comprehensive applied research and tool production laboratory for accelerating responsible AI practices that arise from real world collaborations.
What Drives Us
That social inequity is reinforced by data-intensive systems is not new. Advances in data science and AI can be undermined by similar problems: automated decisions based on biased data operationalize, entrench, and legitimize new forms of discrimination. as a result, there is an urgent need to build a shared and nuanced understanding of these issues and to chart a path towards solutions in which technical advances are combined with a shift in business practices, and with the establishment of much-needed regulatory mechanisms informed by robust public participation. The Center for Responsible AI at NYU responds to this need.