A drive to create. A duty to care.
Technology advancements impact our lives, our businesses, our nations and our planet. Creating and consuming technology can unlock human potential, yet also produce harm. As one of the first AI and analytics companies – and now the market leader with the most trusted analytics platform – SAS is committed to working with customers, partners and academia to increase the awareness of, and necessity for, technology that is ethical, equitable and sustainable for individuals and societies.
Openly communicate intended use, potential risks and how decisions are made.
Operate reliably and safely, while enabling mechanisms that assess and manage potential risks throughout a system’s life cycle.
Privacy & Security
Protect the use and application of an individual's data.
Responsible innovation encompasses asking 'should we,' as well as 'could we.'
From the start of ideation, through development and deployment, SAS strives for our principles to be reflected in our people, our processes and our products. With a collaborative governance approach called the QUAD, we focus on Oversight, Platform, Controls and Culture to anticipate, mitigate and avoid unintentional harms, particularly for the most vulnerable.
Cultivates a multidisciplinary ecosystem of creators, contributors and consumers of AI for knowledge sharing, collaboration and the normalization of behaviors and practices aligned with data ethics principles.
Internally monitors, audits and seeks compliance with data ethics principles. Provides organizational checks and balances to identify mitigation needs before AI-related technologies and services are made public.
SAS Data Ethics Leader Named to National AI Advisory Committee
Reggie Townsend, Director of the SAS Data Ethics Practice, has been named to the National Artificial Intelligence Advisory Committee. The NAIAC will advise the President and the National AI Initiative Office on a range of issues around the development and use of trustworthy AI.