Facebook selects 6 projects from India for ‘AI Ethics’ research

Facebook has announced the selection of six projects from India for research into Artificial Intelligence (AI) ethics which will be focusing on governance, cultural diversity and operationalising ethics. The Ethics in AI research awards was launched in June with a regional focus on India.

The top two submissions in each category were chosen as winners with proposed budgets between 10-20 lakh rupees.

The selected projects are listed below:

Category: Operationalising Ethics

  • “Patient-Centric Frameworks for the Evaluation of AI-Enabled Medical Tests” – Amit Sethi (Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay)
  • “Targeted Bias in Indian Media Outlets” – Animesh Mukherjee (Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur)

Category: Governance

  • “Ethical Implications of Delegating Decision-making Journey to AI Systems” – Rahul De (Indian Institute of Management-Bangalore)
  • “A ‘Public Law of Information’ for India” – Sudhir Krishnaswamy (Centre for Law and Policy Research)

Category: Cultural Diversity

  • “Mitigating Bias in Face Recognition for Vast Regional Diversity in India” – Richa Singh (Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology-Delhi)
  • “Regulatory Impact Assessment of the National AI Market Place of India” – Varadharajan Sridhar (International Institute of Information Technology-Bangalore)

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