Certificate In AI Ethics and Governance

Certificate In AI Ethics and Governance

Certificate In AI Ethics and Governance

December 02, 2023

December 02, 2023

December 02, 2023

In my previous post, I outlined why I chose to undertake a certificate in AI Ethics

Why IEEE CertifAIEd is the Ultimate Training and Certification Program for AI Ethics

With the rapid advancement of artificial intelligence (AI), concerns surrounding ethics and responsible use of this technology have never been more important. That's where IEEE CertifAIEd comes in. As the ultimate training and certification program for AI ethics, IEEE CertifAIEd offers professionals an unparalleled opportunity to enhance their understanding of ethical AI practices and earn valuable credentials.

Through a comprehensive curriculum developed by industry experts, CertifAIEd equips participants with the knowledge and tools necessary to navigate the complex ethical considerations in AI development and deployment. From understanding bias and fairness issues to addressing privacy and security concerns, this program covers all aspects of AI ethics.

Not only does CertifAIEd uphold the highest standards of quality and rigor, but it also sets itself apart by staying up-to-date with the latest developments in this dynamic field. By constantly evolving with emerging technologies and ethical challenges, CertifAIEd ensures that professionals are equipped with the most relevant knowledge to make informed decisions.

Whether you're an AI professional looking to advance your career or an organization aiming to build trust and transparency in your AI systems, CertifAIEd is the definitive program that sets you apart as an AI ethics expert.

What is IEEE CertifAIEd?

The IEEE certification process involves four stages:

1. Enquiry: An IEEE Authorized Assessor discusses the assessment's scope, goals, timeline, budget, and stakeholder participation with the organization.

2. Ethical Profiling: The assessor and organization identify the human and socio-technical values affected by the product, leading to an ethical risk profile and applicable criteria.

3. Assessment: The assessor determines criteria based on the product's risk profile and gathers evidence to document conformity in a Case for Ethics document.

4. Certification: An independent certifier reviews the Case for Ethics, provides feedback, and, if successful, grants the IEEE CertifAIEd™ mark and adds the organization to the registry.

Curriculum overview of the training program

The curriculum is centered around the IEEE Ontological specifications for transparency, accountability, privacy and algorithmic bias.

The schedule and program might be subject to change but here is how my training was organised.

Day 1 - Introduction and Ethical profiling with group exercise to solve a case study for Ethical profiling.

Day 2 - Review of criterion suite for evaluating Accountability and Transparency, and group exercises on evaluating two use cases on these two criterion suites.

Day 3 - Review of criterion suite for evaluating Algorithmic Bias and Privacy, and group exercises on evaluating two use cases on these two criterion suites.

Day 4 - Certification exam which encompasses the evaluation of a use case based on ethical profiling and the four criterion suites that were discussed during the training.

The training I attended was extremely well organised and the trainers did their best to keep us engaged for three full days of lectures and group exercises.

A couple of months after appearing for the exam and passing it, IEEE organizers will contact you with a lengthy questionnaire which needs to be duly filled in. This questionnaire aims to understand if you have any history of assessing AIS systems or knowledge of AIS in general. It also aims to capture the values you represent in life.

Based on the assessment of the questionnaire, IEEE will judge if you would be eligible to become an AI Ethics Assessor and if selected will invite you to an interview with a panel. This will be the final test of your eligibility and if the panel finds you eligible, your name will be entered in the list of IEEE CertifiAIEd assessors globally.

Other AI ethics training programs

The only other training program that seems to be organised regularly is the Singapore Computer Society's AI Ethics & Governance Certification (Professionals). So if you are in APAC, this program might be worth a look, although I have no personal knowledge of its content or effectiveness.

If you are not looking for such comprehensive programs and wish to just gain a basic understanding of AI Ethics, I encourage you to read my blog post on "Five Free Courses on AI Ethics".

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