Artificial intelligence is causing a revolution in business, but how should boards respond to the implications of technologies they don’t understand? The answer is to take an ethical approach and ensure human accountability.
Whether we like it or not, technological advances are reshaping the way companies do business. Artificial intelligence, which involves the processing of huge amounts of data by machine, is becoming more and more commonplace, creating both opportunity on a grand scale and a daunting level of risk.
Because boardrooms are the place where opportunity and risk are assessed and judgements made, technology is now on the governance agenda. Directors who have shied away from tackling the subject in the past have less and less excuse for ignoring it, but the question is: where and how to begin?
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