An Ethical Valve for GenAI Pipeline 

What are the ingredients that should be considered while creating an effective ethical valve?
An Ethical Valve for GenAI Pipeline 

Design by An Ethical Valve for GenAI Pipeline 

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In an Era of GenAI, while leveraging various benefits across the use cases and domains, its ethical concerns are dimming the charm of GenAI. Consequently, the most crucial consideration is its ethical and responsible aspects. GenAI usage pipeline should be restricted by an ethical valve in order to leverage it effectively and productively. 

Now the question is, what are the ingredients that should be considered while creating an effective ethical valve? 

Although the ethical protocols could be universal across the domain, various domains have different vulnerable gateways. Considering a digital healthcare domain or education domain, accessibility should be linked with an identity card for the allocation of facilities and privileges. Age factor should be a consideration factor so that GenAI usage should not kill growing human creativity and thinking abilities. 

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From a perspective, ethical principles and values should be an integral part of GenAI usage.  Transparency of models, their limitations and their impact should be very well described by the providers or facilitators. 

An Ethical valve framework could be designed broadly, considering major concerns:

✔ Biases Valve: 

Implementing ongoing training and evaluation to mitigate biases in responses can help ensure fair and unbiased AI interactions. 

✔ Accountability valve: 

Commitment and responsibility of actions; to addressing issues and concerns raised by users and the wider community. 

Implementing consent features; the choice to engage with AI-generated content.

✔ Transparency Valve: 

Potential risks and limitations of models used; reducing the potential for misinformation. 

✔ Privacy and security valve:

Implementing strong content filtering, monitoring, and flagging systems can help prevent the spread of harmful information. Personal information shared during interactions should be handled with care and data protection regulations. 

✔ Feedback-learning back valve: 

Establish mechanisms for users and the public to quickly provide feedback, report concerns and learn back.  

These valves can help the developers develop an ethical-empathetic code, not just a logical programming code. 

Ethical development and deployment of AI models could be an integral part of the foundation of GenAI applications across the domain. Continuous collaboration between developers, product managers and customer experience experts should be required to do so for the community and societal technological well-being. 

It’s important to strike a balance between innovation and responsible AI use to ensure AI  technologies are leveraged in the most productive manner without any ethical concerns. 

A Way to Address Ethical Concerns in the GenAI World 

Develop an ethical expert system as  an ethical valve for the system’s pipeline across the domain 

Combining all the major components of the ethical framework described above, Creating a rule-based AI expert for ethical consideration involves developing a system that follows predefined rules and guidelines to evaluate the ethical aspects of various scenarios and decisions. Here’s a basic outline of how such an AI ethical expert might be structured: 

✔ Rule Database: 

Create a comprehensive database of ethical rules, principles, and guidelines. These rules should encompass various ethical frameworks, such as utilitarianism, deontology, and virtue ethics, and address specific domains like healthcare, finance, education or AI development. 

✔ Input Interface: 

Develop an interface through which users can input information about a specific scenario or decision that requires ethical consideration. This could be in the form of text, structured data,  or a series of questions.

✔ Rule-Based Inference Engine: 

Design an inference engine that processes the input data and matches it against the rule database. The engine should identify relevant ethical rules and principles based on the input. 

✔ Ethical Evaluation: 

The AI ethical expert should evaluate the ethical implications of the scenario based on the identified rules. It can provide insights into whether the decision aligns with ethical principles or if there are potential ethical concerns. 

✔ Recommendations: 

Based on the ethical evaluation, the AI ethical expert can offer recommendations for actions to take or alternative approaches that may be more ethically sound. 

✔ Explanations: 

To enhance transparency, the AI should provide explanations for its ethical evaluations and recommendations. Users should understand why a particular decision is considered ethical vs unethical. 

✔ User Interaction: 

Implement a user-friendly interface for interacting with the AI ethical expert. Users should be able to ask questions, clarify inputs, or seek further information. 

✔ Continuous Learning: 

Allow the AI to learn and adapt over time i.e. AI based ethical learner agent. As new ethical rules and guidelines emerge, the system should be updated to stay current and relevant. 

✔ Monitoring and Auditing: 

Regularly monitor the AI’s performance and conduct audits to ensure that it continues to align with evolving ethical standards. Correct any biases or inaccuracies in the rule database. 

✔ Ethical Safeguards: 

Implement safeguards to prevent misuse of the AI expert for unethical purposes. Ensure that it adheres to responsible AI guidelines and does not enable harmful decisions. 

✔ User Feedback Loop: 

Establish a feedback mechanism for users to report concerns, inaccuracies, or issues related to ethical considerations. Use this feedback to improve the AI’s performance.

✔ Collaboration with Ethical Experts: 

Collaborate with ethicists, philosophers, and domain-specific experts to refine the rule database and improve the AI’s understanding of complex ethical issues. 

Building a rule-based AI expert for ethical considerations is a challenging but important endeavour, as it can assist individuals and organizations in making ethically informed decisions across various domains. It’s essential to continually update and improve the system to ensure its effectiveness and relevance in a rapidly evolving ethical landscape.

Amarjeet Kaur
Amarjeet Kaur is currently working as a Sr. Data Science Manager in the Digital Healthcare department, JIO. She is PhD in Computer Science & Technology with a specialisation in Artificial Intelligence from SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai, India, 2021. She also carries a Graduation and Master’s degree in computer science & engineering stream. Some of her achievements include Young Researcher Award 2021, Research Excellence Award 2021 by Institute of Scholars, Women in AI leadership Award 2020: by Analytics India Magazine, Best research paper award in IEEE International Conference ’17 in Computational Intelligence, Awarded with Gold Medal for extraordinary performance in academics., Research project grant by Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India. She has worked across various domains with more than 11 years of research experience and excellent academic qualifications. She has worked as a Clinical Research and Development Scientist, Tata Memorial Hospital, AI, in the Healthcare domain. She also worked as an Innovation Head, Maker’s Lab, a unique Thin-q-Bator space, an R&D arm of Tech Mahindra ltd., Bengaluru location, India. She was a part of the WINnovate (Women in Innovation) group to motivate women to break the glass ceiling and explore growing possibilities. Expertise in experimentation, applied research, and project management. She is presently focussing on Artificial Intelligence, Speech & Text Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning and Predictive Modelling.

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