How can compliance support an ethical framework for artificial intelligence (AI)?

Patrick Wellens ( is currently working as a Global Compliance Business Partner for one of the divisions of a multinational pharma company in Zurich, Switzerland.

In the digital age, more and more companies are using artificial intelligence (AI) to look for new business opportunities, get better insight into data, automate repetitive processes, and/or reduce costs. By looking at some real-life scenarios, such as the use of facial recognition in military technology and using AI in recruitment processes, autonomous vehicles, and the Microsoft chatbot “Tay,” it becomes clear that apart from the many benefits of the new technologies, there are also some challenges. In this article, I will briefly mention the principles of an ethical framework for AI and focus on how ethics and compliance (E&C) departments can contribute to the creation and implementation of such ethical standards at their companies.

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