AI technological developments pose intricate and complex ethical questions that the industry alone cannot answer. Important research questions in the application of AI should be dealt with not only by companies building and deploying the technology, but also by independent academic research institutions. The latter are well equipped to pursue interdisciplinary research that will benefit society.
To help support thoughtful and groundbreaking academic research in the field of AI Ethics that takes into account different regional perspectives these areas, Facebook is opening a call for papers in India on the areas of interest listed on this page: operationalizing ethics/explainability/fairness; governance; and cultural diversity. The questions and themes under each of these three key areas are just examples of possible research questions, applicants are encouraged to come up with their own proposals and to leverage, as much as possible, regional context and local examples in their submissions. This line of research will complement and amplify the line of research that the TUM Institute for Ethics in AI is conducting.
The proposals will be shortlisted by a team of Facebook reviewers and recommended to an external board for final selection.