We want you to be proud of the pragmatic, business-orientated practices we’ll help you devise. The use of AI is exploding. Microsoft research found “organisations already using AI at scale are performing an average of 11.5% better than those who are not” which is massive motivation for organisations of all types and sizes to get on the bandwagon now.
At the same time, good governance and sound ethics say a lot about who you are and how you run your business and they make great business sense too. If you leave the ethics bit until later, you risk damaging your reputation when your AI is found to be biased, leads to poor decision-making, or can even be corrupted by outside forces. Research revealed 94% of people believe the brands they love should have a strong purpose and they’re four times more likely to buy from companies with strong purpose. Purpose and ethics go hand-in-hand.
What thinking have you done about the ways you gather and use data and how you put AI to work? It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of what your business can do. But have you stopped to ask yourselves “Just because we can, does it mean we should?“. To get meaningful, actionable answers you need a mix of philosophy, commerciality and compassion. That’s where AI Governance comes in. We’ll support you to dig deep into your purpose and motivations and make sure your data and AI practices are well thought-through, so you’ll want to tell the world just how great your standards and implementation are.
Governance and ethics to shout about
Review your AI and data ethics
You need to be sure that the ways your organisation uses data and AI are:
- Reliable and safe
- Private and secure
“If people are good because they fear punishment and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.”Albert Einstein
Establish good governance
You want good governance but you don’t want to “gold-plate” your processes and risk slowing down your growth. A governance committee could be a good fit with your existing board structures or you might be better served by a series of staff and management review sessions.
“The ethical issues that arise from AI … require expertise and insights across a wide range of disciplines, from technology and regulatory compliance to philosophy, psychology, and sociology—and everything in between.”Deloitte AI Institute
We’ll help you think about how your organisation uses AI and the many people involved internally and externally. Who’s the Board champion that can bring real clout to your AI ethics thinking? How will they consult with people across the business to gather views and disseminate the Board’s decisions? What regulations are under discussion in the fora that affect you and how will you keep up with the changing scene?
We can support you to set up appropriate scale AI and data governance from scratch and ensure it’s in the Goldilocks-zone – just right for your organisation.
Advice on government relations
National and international regulations and law on data and AI will emerge over the coming years as governments seek to keep up with technological changes and ensure what goes on in business and other organisations is appropriate for society. There will also be a push to levy more taxes on data driven businesses which could impact on commercial opportunities.
Use our long experience of building strong government relations for private and not-for-profit sectors to understand government thinking and share your real-world insights with policy-makers.
Improve your diversity, equity and inclusion
Even with the best intentions, no organisation gets diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) right all the time. We’ve listened to many people and organisations talking about the factors that impact on many facets of DE&I so if you’d value an external view on your approaches, we can help. Often this relates to data and AI, and we can take a broader, organisation-wide view too.
Help you achieve real social impact
“79% of business leaders believe that purpose is central to success, according to PwC“
Everyone says their organisation is purpose driven – but what are you really doing to make a difference beyond making a profit, employing people and paying your taxes? With over 20 years’ experience in not-for-profits, we know the ways your organisation can achieve real social impact.
We can support you to develop your Corporate Social Responsibility and ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) practices so you’re proud to tell the world about the difference you’re making. We’ve got great ideas too for how you can use AI to support charitable causes and we “walk the walk” by giving 20% of our time each year to active support of charities and social causes.
Need a lively, thought-provoking speaker to liven up your event? From global online presentations to in person events, we can give your teams, clients and audiences something to remember.
“One of the very best presentations I have seen on ESG. Sue Turner was outstanding as a speaker with her concepts and practical examples. I’ll be sharing this with the Exec and the Board.”