Kakao published the first issues of its magazine “Tech Ethics”, which introduces the AI technology and policies of the Kakao community. As a digital company, Kakao aims to fulfill its social responsibility by explaining in detail and transparently to the public how various technologies are applied to services.
Tech Ethics is published by the “Kakao Community Technology Ethics Committee”, a technology ethics discussion body newly established in July 2022, and gets published every month on the Kakao website and Kakao Policy and Industry Research Brunch Story website.
Tech Ethics Volume 1 introduces Kakao’s technologies and policies in the “Daum News” layout arrangement. Kakao applied a real-time user-responsive recommendation algorithm to its news service in June 2015 to provide its users with diverse and timely articles, resulting in an increase in the diversity and exposure of information. Tech Etics also announced that in August 2022, Kakao applied a new editing and arrangement method in the news. It said that media outlets were given the right to edit their news, and the users were provided with three options for arranging the news in the order of latest, personalization, and reading.
Lim Gwang-wook, head of Daum CIC’s Media Business Department, who oversees the company’s news services, explained through the magazine that there had been some limitations to the diversity index in news, and promised to continue to measure and improve the diversity index regularly.
“The Kakao community continues to innovate so that all technologies can help users under the mission of ‘a better world created by technology and people,’” said Kim Dae-won, head of Kakao’s Human Rights and Technology Ethics Team, who is in charge of editing Tech Ethics. “Through ‘Tech Ethics’, we will inform the public of Kakao’s various technologies and policies more easily and transparently.”
In 2018, in order to fulfill its social responsibilities as a digital company, Kakao announced the “Algorithm Ethics Charter,” preparing its algorithm ethics standards, and established the Technical Ethics Committee.
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