Mastering AI Ethics & Governance

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is increasingly being deployed in various apps and solutions worldwide. There is a growing recognition that AI needs to be placed within an ethical framework because of its unique aspects. Senior executives are usually held accountable for any lapses in AI ethics development and/or deployment. Therefore, they must be well-informed about the regulations, the implications, and the frameworks that cover AI ethics in Singapore and overseas. Ignoring the ethical aspects of AI development or deployment could cause serious damage to an organization’s reputation.

Accountability for AI ethics and governance falls on senior executives, who need to be well-versed in the regulations, implications, and governance frameworks incorporating AI ethics, both in Singapore and overseas. If your organisation develops or deploys AI, ignoring ethical issues can lead to severe governance, regulatory, and/or reputational risk.

To foster confidence in AI, solution providers and end-users must embrace responsible AI use by prioritising fairness, transparency, explainability, and human-centricity. It is crucial to align internal policies, structures, and processes to uphold ethical standards. 

This case-studies based management workshop will provide a broad and deep understanding of the ethical issues surrounding the development and deployment of AI, the regulatory parameters that define AI, and the frameworks that govern it in key countries. This Masterclass will provide you with some tools and governance frameworks to handle AI issues rationally, morally, and ethically.

Course Details

Course Dates:
Course dates not available

Duration:
2 days, 9.00 am - 5.00 pm 

 

Who Should Attend

a. Participants in roles that involve AI development/implementation/deployment, governance and/or risk management
b. Tech professionals, managers, department heads or senior executives with interest or hands-on experience with AI 
c. Ideal for participants who want to gain knowledge of the ethical considerations of utilising AI in operations and decision making  


Minimum Entry Requirements

  • Basic understanding of what is AI and uses of AI
  • No prior programming knowledge required
  • Ideally in managerial role 

Programme Outline

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
•    Understand current and developing definitions of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Deep Learning (DL), Bias, etc.
•    Determine the need for strong ethics and governance in AI.
•    Develop efficient internal governance structures for AI development and deployment.
•    Determine the level of human involvement in AI-augmented decision-making.
•    Identify the operational issues of AI governance and management.
•    Provide an overview of international AI ethics frameworks across the world.
•    Identify stakeholder interaction and communications.

Day 1
  • Introduction+ Definitions + Case Study 1
  • Bias + Human Centricity + Case Study 2
  • Generative AI Pros & Cons + Case Study 3
  • Explainability + Case Study 4
Day 2
  • Accountability + Frameworks + Case Study 5
  • Auditability + Stakeholder Management + Case Study 6
  • Governance + Global Views + Case Study 7 + 6 solutions
  • Assessment
Assessment

a. Online quiz - 60%
b. Oral Assessment (class participation) - 40%

Course Fees and Funding

Full course fee inclusive of prevailing GST

You pay
S$2,180

SkillsFuture Course Fee Subsidy (70%)

  • For Singapore Citizens < 40 years old 
  • For Permanent Residents

You pay
S$654

Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (90%)

  • For Singapore Citizens ≥ 40 years old

You pay
S$254

Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (90%)

  • For SME - Sponsored employees

You pay
S$254

The above module fee payable is inclusive of prevailing 9% GST. 

Instructors

 

Raju Chellam

Chief Editor: AI Ethics & Governance Body of Knowledge (SCS & IMDA)
Chairman, Cloud & Data Standards, IT Standards Committee, Singapore
Guest trainer under Rajah & Tann Technologies Pte. Ltd.


Raju has more than 40 years of experience in the ICT industry. He is a Fellow of ACE (Advanced Computing for Executives) at NUS School of Computing. He is also a Fellow of SCS (Singapore Computer Society) and Vice President of its Cloud Chapter. He’s on the Exco of SGTech’s Digital Trust and Cloud & Data Chapters, and the former BizIT Editor of The Business Times, Singapore.
Raju’s tech columns are published in The Straits Times (Singapore), The Edge (Malaysia), and Dataquest (India).

Rajesh Sreenivasan

Head, Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Rajah & Tann Singapore
Director, Rajah & Tann Technologies & Rajah & Tann Cybersecurity
Guest trainer under Rajah & Tann Technologies Pte. Ltd.

 

Rajesh heads the TMT Practice at Rajah & Tann and has been advising clients on legal, regulatory and policy matters. He has advised state governments and MNCs in telecommunications, ICT, social media, GLCs, and statutory boards.
 
Rajesh is Chairman of the National Accreditation Committee for Data and Digital Economy at the Singapore Academy of Law. He conducts lectures, seminars and discussions regularly at international forums on IT, digital media, digital forensics, telecoms and other issues related to the new economy.

Policies and Financing Options

SSG Funding Terms and Conditions

Use of Personal Details

In consideration of the subsidy provided by SkillsFuture Singapore Agency (“SSG”) through the SUTD Academy for the Course,
 

I consent to:

The collection, use and disclosure to relevant third parties of my personal data by the SUTD Academy including but not limited to personal particulars, attendance records, assessment/performance records, for the following purposes:

  1. Reporting of national statistics and conducting of holistic continuing education training research and analysis;

  2. Facilitate the conduct of the relevant surveys and audits in relation to the Course;

  3. General administration of the Course including but not limited to processing of the subsidy provided by SSG;

  4. Publicity and marketing of the Course or other Courses to be provided by SSG or SUTD Academy; and

  5. SSG or its Appointed Auditors or Nominated Representatives to directly contact Course Participant to obtain information deemed necessary for the purposes of conducting effectiveness survey or audits in relation to the Course.

SUTD will have to claim the full course fee from participant who is unable to fulfil the SSG funding requirements stated below.

I agree to:

  1. Attend and complete all lectures, class exercises, workshops and assessments;

  2. Complete the Course feedback at the end of the Course;

  3. Complete the post Course survey sent about 3 to 6 months after class attendance; and

  4. Sign up for a personal email account.

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Methods of Payment

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Cancellation & Refund Policy

  1. If a written notification is sent to sutd_academy@sutd.edu.sg within 24 hours after course registration deadline there will be no cancellation charges. A full refund will be made. 

  2. No refund is provided if written notification is more than 24 hours after course registration deadline. SUTD Academy reserves the rights to collect the full fee amount from the participant.

Replacement Policy

Companies may replace participants who have signed up for the course by giving a 3-working day notice before the course commencement date to sutd_academy@sutd.edu.sg. Terms and conditions apply.

Registration Policy

  1. Course may be cancelled due to insufficient participants. SUTD Academy will not be responsible or liable in any way for any claims, damages, losses, expenses, costs or liabilities whatsoever (including, without limitation, any direct or indirect damages for loss of profits, business interruption or loss of information) resulting or arising directly or indirectly from any course cancellation.

  2. Course enrolment is based on a first-come, first-served basis.

  3. SUTD Academy reserves the right to change or cancel any course or instructor due to unforeseen circumstances. 

Types of Funding

Funding under Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy ("MCES")

  1. MCES is an enhanced Subsidy to encourage mid-career individuals to upskill and reskill, thereby helping them to remain competitive and resilient in the job market. With this, all Singaporeans aged 40 and above will receive higher subsidies of up to 90% course fee subsidy for SSG-funded certifiable courses.

  2. Individuals/employers are not required to submit an application for the MCES. Those pursuing SSG-funded programmes will be charged the appropriate subsidised fees by SUTD Academy if they are eligible MCES. Individuals/employers will only need to pay the nett fee (full course fee after SSG's grant).

    For more info, please visit SkillsFuture website at https://www.skillsfuture.gov.sg/enhancedsubsidy

Funding under Enhanced Training Support for SMEs ("ETSS")

  1. ETSS is an enhanced funding to enable SMEs to send their employees for training.

  2. SMEs will enjoy subsidies of up to 90% of the course fees when they sponsor their employees for SSG-funded certifiable courses.

  3. In addition to higher course fee funding, SMEs can also claim absentee payroll funding of 80% of basic hourly salary at a higher cap of $7.50 per hour. SMEs may apply for the absentee payroll via the SkillsConnect system.

  4. To qualify, SMEs must meet all of the following criteria:
    - Organisation must be registered or incorporated in Singapore
    - Employment size of not more than 200 or with annual sales turnover of not more than $100 million
    - Trainees must be hired in accordance with the Employment Act and fully sponsored by their employers for the course
    - Trainees must be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents

    For more info, please visit SSG website at https://www.ssg.gov.sg/programmes-and-initiatives/funding/enhanced-training-support-for-smes1.html


Funding under Union Training Assistance Programme ("UTAP")

UTAP is a training benefit for NTUC members to defray their cost of training. This benefit is to encourage more union members to go for skills upgrading.

NTUC members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme).

For more info, please visit https://e2i.com.sg/individuals/ntuc-education-and-training-fund/.
 


Funding under Post-Secondary Education Account ("PSEA")

The Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA) is part of the Post-Secondary Education Scheme to help pay for the post-secondary education of Singaporeans.

This is part of the Government’s efforts to encourage every Singaporean to complete their post-secondary education. It also underscores the Government’s commitment to support families in investing in the future education of their children and to prepare them for the economy of the future. PSEA is not a bank account.

It is administered by the Ministry of Education (MOE) and is opened automatically for all eligible Singaporeans.

Account holders can use their PSEA funds to pay for their own or their siblings’ approved fees and charges for approved programs conducted by approved institutions.

However, you will have to check your eligibility and balance by contacting MOE first.

Contact MOE at (65) 6260 0777

E-mail to MOE at contact@moe.edu.sg

Click here for MOE website.