IEEE Ethically Aligned Design published

25 March 2019

The IEEE today launched Ethically Aligned Design, First Edition: A Vision for Prioritizing Human Well-being with Autonomous and Intelligent Systems (EAD1e), a groundbreaking report to take ethical implementation of these systems worldwide from principles to practice. Several of our researchers contributed to the report.

The IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems produced the report. IEEE is the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity.

The report's release culminates a three-year, globally open and iterative process involving thousands of experts. During this period, two versions were released as requests for input. They attracted 500 pages of feedback and were recognized by governments, inter-governmental bodies, academia, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and industry. They also informed discussions on governance with the United Nations, the European Commission and Parliament, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, UNESCO and UNICEF, among others.

Autonomous and intelligent systems (A/IS) technologies are designed to reduce the necessity of human intervention in our day-to-day lives. In doing so, these new systems have also raised concerns globally about their impact on the well-being of individuals and societies. The report sets forth scientific analysis and resources, high-level principles and actionable recommendations for ethical implementation of A/IS. It is intended to provide guidance for standards, regulation or legislation for the design, manufacture and use of A/IS, as well as serve as a key reference for the work of policymakers, technologists and educators.

CSER and CFI researchers officially mentioned as contributors to the chapters include: Shahar Avin,  Julius Weitzdorfer, Adrian Weller, Jaan Tallinn, Stephen Cave, Anna, Alexandrova, Miles Brundage, Kay Firth-Butterfield and Tom Grant.

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