• Past Event

UC Berkeley – Can Documentation Improve Accountability for Artificial Intelligence?

May 25, 2022
12:00pm – 1:00pm PST 3:00pm EST8:00pm GMT

Organized by UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity

The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity was established in 2015 as a research and collaboration hub in the School of Information at the University of California, Berkeley. Its mission is to help individuals and organizations address tomorrow’s information security challenges to amplify the upside of the digital revolution.

Event Overview

Numerous AI documentation processes and practices have been developed in recent years, with goals including improving transparency, safety, fairness, and accountability for the development and uses of AI systems. Well known AI documentation standards include Google’s Model Cards, Microsoft’s Datasheets for Datasets, IBM’s FactSheets, and more recently Meta’s System Cards. Notably, individual companies have led much of this work, begging the question of whether such practices could or should be standardized more broadly. Multi-stakeholder efforts, such as the Partnership on AI’s ABOUT ML initiative, and academic efforts, such as the recent proposal for Reward Reports for Reinforcement Learning, offer important alternative insights.

The UC Berkeley AI Security Initiative, recently held a panel to discuss the current state of AI documentation, how far the AI community has come in adopting these practices, and new ideas to support trustworthy AI well into the future.

PAI Representative

Christine Custis

Director of Programs and Research and Head of FTA & ABOUT ML