by Kolja Verhage
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy

Kolja Verhage

The Netherlands is bringing together public and private partners to build a strong ecosystem for artificial intelligence with “human-centered AI” at its core.

One of the challenges is defining ethical guidelines to accomplish this and then explore ways to convert these guidelines into services, tools, and products in a reliable manner.

In other words, we need to ensure that this technology can become a fully trusted part of our way of working and living together.

Countries that are working on artificial intelligence can learn a lot from each other in this respect.

Kolja Verhage, who researched this subject at Columbia University for the Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, wrote a report, “The Implementation of Trustworthy/Ethical AI in the US and Canada,” in cooperation with the Netherlands Innovation Attaché Network.

In his report, based on numerous interviews with AI ethics experts in the US and Canada, Mr. Verhage presents an overview of approaches and models on how to implement ethical AI.

His research is a follow-up to the roundtable that the innovation attaché network in the US organized for State Secretary Mona Keijzer on this topic in Los Angeles this year. The roundtable was the first step in sharing with Dutch policymakers different US and Canadian models and insights of how to implement trustworthy and ethical AI.

You can read the report below:

Implementing Ethical AI