The Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation (CDEI) is launching a Fairness Innovation Challenge to drive the development of novel solutions to address bias and discrimination in AI systems.
This competition aims to encourage the development of socio-technical approaches to fairness, provide greater clarity about how different assurance techniques can be applied in practice, and test how different strategies to address bias and discrimination in AI systems can comply with relevant regulation.
The challenge will formally launch on Monday, 16 October 2023, and will ask for solutions that focus on real-world examples.
Winning proposals will receive grant funding to develop their solutions over a one-year period. We are also delighted to deliver this challenge in partnership with The Equality & Human Rights Commission (EHRC) and The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), who will help guide winners through some of the legal and regulatory issues relating to fairness implications of AI systems, as well as using learnings from the challenge to shape their own broader regulatory guidance.