The Need for Ethical, Responsible, and Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence for Environmental Sciences

  title={The Need for Ethical, Responsible, and Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence for Environmental Sciences},
  author={Amy McGovern and Imme Ebert‐Uphoff and David John Gagne and Ann Bostrom},
Given the growing use of Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) methods across all aspects of environmental sciences, it is imperative that we initiate a discussion about the ethical and responsible use of AI. In fact, much can be learned from other domains where AI was introduced, often with the best of intentions, yet often led to unintended societal consequences, such as hard coding racial bias in the criminal justice system or increasing economic inequality through the… 

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