Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
July 22, 2018             Vol. 19, No. 15

In this issue

1) What policies should govern Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications?
2) Recent Decision Support News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

1) What policies should govern Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications?

by Daniel J. Power
Editor, DSSResources.COM

Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications are reaching the point where both organizations and governments must decide about creating policies regulating use and liability associated with using AI. Managers and politicians should debate what is permitted and what is encouraged in the development and use of Artificial Intelligence. There are many outstanding issues. For example, who is liable if an AI application's decision or recommendation in wrong? How and when should AI applications be tested and validated? How will people respond to AI applications? Recently, Google announced that its new virtual AI assistant called Duplex could make phone calls for you using a human like voice that sounded like a real person. This announcement was poorly received and sparked a "harsh backlash". Within a few days, Google had changed its policy and announced that its AI assistant would identify itself as a robot when making phone calls, cf., Escher and Lynley (2018), Welch (2018) and Vomiero (2018).

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2) Recent Decision Support Headlines

07/19/2018 RapidMiner announces new program to embed machine learning. Check release.

07/18/2018 Chatbox launches messaging ecosystem for personalized customer experiences at scale. Check release.

3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences

1. AMCIS 2018 Digital Disruption August 16-18, 2018 New Orleans, LA Check

2. DSI 2018 Annual Meeting November 17 - 19, 2018 in Chicago, IL. Check

3. Call for Papers: Special issue Journal of Decision Systems on Cognitive Bias, Decision Styles and Risk Attitudes. Check release.


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