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The Changing Role of the Chief Ethics Officer
Insights From Mettl Company Insights

Along with the other CEO inside the organization, there’s a rising incumbency of a new position of CEO also known as Chief Ethics Officer. With GDPR, machine learning, AI, and data science into the picture, the dynamics of the role is set to change. But how? Here’s how:  

  • The Human Redundancy:

The Chief Ethics Officer have to evolve and be workplace futurists. They have to foresee and adapt to see how many responsibilities and roles will become redundant and how to resolve the disruption it causes in human-dependent work and people replacement in other works for a livelihood.

  • Human Biases Filtering into AI-training Data:

With AI being fed important people data for hiring and other decisions, the level to such data is used is still a moot point. The chief ethics officer has to define what a company does with the data. Also, there’s a crucial issue of human biases filtering into the data that is fed into AI-dependent systems. The chief ethics officer has to ascertain ways in which data is not influenced by human elements and to see they are safe and used according to various laws governing it.

  • Who’s Controlling the Output:

The output from AI, machine learning, and neural network systems have to be in accordance to company's rule and there has to be a way developed in which output is not entirely under the AI-enabled systems but have a controlling parameter.

Topics: HR News and Trends

Originally published March 22 2019,updated June 07 2020

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