AI is the topic on everyone’s minds, and its potential drawbacks are nothing to scoff at. For its part, the International Gaming Standards Association has formed the Ethical AI Committee, to help identify and curb such problems for the gaming industry.
Founding members of this committee include Aristocrat Gaming, AXES.ai, Light & Wonder and Playtech. The Ethical Artificial Intelligence Committee (EAIC) is charged with the responsibility to curate AI algorithm fairness standards for global gaming markets, with the objective of making sure that any decisions made by AI-influenced systems are fair and equitable to human users. Nimish Purohit, vice chair of IGSA and global vice president of quality-gaming at Aristocrat, has been appointed as acting chair of the committee.
“We are at a pivotal moment in the history of our industry,” stated Purohit. “Artificial intelligence is coming of age, and its possibilities are limitless. The IGSA’s charter as a standards organization gives us a unique lens with which to protect our members and our industry from both the opportunities and challenges that AI brings with it. The formation of this non-technical committee will establish frameworks that empower regulators working tirelessly to update their jurisdictional requirements in the AI arena.”
“Artificial intelligence is the killer app that will redefine the rules of competition,” stated Earle G. Hall, chairman of the board of IGSA and CEO of AXES.ai. “To ensure that these rules are fair, ethical and integral, the creation of this committee will offer our industry guidelines, policies and standards to learn from and to adopt and adapt in their jurisdictions. I am personally very excited about the overwhelming response we have had from members to join this committee and do the right thing for our industry as a whole.”