Ethical Implications of AI

August 25, 2021

On the Ethical Implications of AI panel at the ASU+GSV 2021 Summit, Dr. Yair Shapira, Amplio’s Founder & CEO, showed how AI and natural language processing can link students with special needs with advanced technologies, all within the boundaries of HIPAA, FERPA, and COPPA requirements.

“Learning processes have to do a lot with repetitions,” said Dr. Shapira. “When you are a teacher and you are flooded with compliance and regulation and groups of six kids who are not even homogenous — how can you even have time to get those repetitions? This is what the smart system can do. A smart system can be sort of an extension of a teacher and repeat it – smartly – with students and listen to them and understand what they are saying or what they are writing and provide feedback — so we take these tasks and augment it and then we let those clinicians do what they signed up for, what they are best at, which is taking data-driven evidence-based decisions, based on the data that we collect.”

Dr. Shapira appeared on the panel, moderated by Jason Palmer of New Markets Venture Partners, together with Frida Polli (Pymetrics), Sergey Karayev (Gradescope), and Ora Tanner (The AI Education Project).

“People are threatened by AI (Artificial Intelligence) because ‘it’s a black box’ and ‘who knows what’s inside and what it can do?’, but if you can open the box and demystify it, and show that it does measure, it does understand, it does make reasonable decisions in several cases – then I assume that this will go away,” said Dr. Shapira.