We recently worked with the team at Manchester Metropolitan University to help present a series of real-world case studies, highlighting how SMEs are prepared to adopt ethical and responsible approaches to AI development and deployment.
The interviews revealed that SMEs must be front and centre of any future policy development. Business leaders want to do the right thing, but they struggle with implementation.
Very few SMEs employ dedicated technology ethicists to navigate them through tricky design and development processes.
SME leaders understand that ethical tech is an imperative for success – yes there are challenges but there is amazing work already taking place.