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A research center to explore security and fairness in AI

Northwest University’s new research center examines the impact of artificial intelligence systems and seeks ways to better integrate security and equity into technology. The Center for Machine Intelligence Security (CASMI) is supported by the Digital Intelligence Safety Research Institute (DISRI), Underwriters Laboratories, has spent over $ 7 million on its efforts over three years, and is jointly led by the University’s research and operations. The goal is to “mobilize and integrate an extensive research network focused on expanding the benefits of machine learning and recognizing and eliminating potential negative impacts,” the news release said.

The Northwest and Office Laboratories have been collaborating since 2020 to study the impact of machine learning and its potential impact on human health and well-being. CASMI Research Center builds on that work and “develops a new framework to evaluate the impact of artificial intelligence technologies and to design new ways to responsibly design and develop these technologies.”

In particular, CASMI and DISRI will enhance communication and collaboration between different institutions and sectors in a distributed model designed to encourage research in a wide range of fields related to machine learning and artificial intelligence. In the first year of the research center, the organizations plan to fund the first research projects and start sharing the results. They look forward to expanding the study in two to three years and exploring opportunities to connect the research network with industry partners.

“The artificial intelligence, known as machine learning, is increasing in our daily lives,” said Christopher J. “It is important that we find the right one. We need to develop approaches and experiments that incorporate equity into machine learning and meet safety and ethical standards. I am very pleased with this partnership, which will help integrate research. And experimental processes.

“Machine learning is one of the great forces of change in technology today, but as a society we are beginning to understand and evaluate how it affects our lives,” said Christian Hammod, executive director of CASMI and computer professor at Northwest Bill and Kathy Osborne. “Our partnership with Anster Rights Laboratories will help us build a clear understanding of the need to develop these technologies in a safe and responsible manner.

Visit the CASMI website for more information.

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