AI Ethics Guidelines Global Inventory

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Welcome to AI Ethics Guidelines Global Inventory, a project by AlgorithmWatch that maps frameworks that seek to set out principles of how systems for automated decision-making (ADM) can be developed and implemented ethically (last update in April 2020). Learn more about the inventory here or jump right in and browse through our inventory using the new filters and search feature!

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Academy of Medical Royal Colleges

PDF: Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

United Kingdom | 2019 | academia
Recommendation

Accenture

PDF: Universal Principles of Data Ethics

United States | 2016 | private sector
Recommendation

Accenture UK

Responsible AI and robotics. An ethical framework

United Kingdom | 2018 | private sector
Recommendation

ADEL

ADEL

France | 2018 | private sector
Binding agreement

Advisory Board on Artificial Intelligence and Human Society

PDF: Report on Artificial Intelligence and Human Society (Unofficial translation)

Japan | 2017 | government
Recommendation

Agenzia per l'Italia Digitale (AGID)

L’intelligenzia artificiale al servizio del cittadino (Artificial Intelligence at the service of the citizen)

Italy | 2018 | government
Recommendation

AI Now Institut

PDF: AI Now Report 2018

United States | 2018 | academia
Recommendation

American College of Radiology; European Society of Radiology; Radiology Society of North America; Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine; European Society of Medical Imaging Informatics; Canadian Association of Radiologists; American Association of Physicists in Medicine

Ethics of Artificial Intelligence in Radiology: Summary of the Joint European and North American Multisociety Statement

International | 2019 | professional association
Recommendation

American Medical Association (AMA)

Policy Recommendations on Augmented Intelligence in Health Care H-480.940

United States | 2018 | professional association
Recommendation

Amnesty International/Access Now

The Toronto Declaration

United Kingdom | 2018 | civil society
Recommendation

Aptiv, Audi, BMW, Daimler and other automotive companies

PDF: Safety First for Automated Driving – Proposed technical standards for the development of Automated Driving

International | 2019 | private sector
Voluntary commitment

Association for Computing Machinery

PDF: Statement on Algorithmic Transparency and Accountability

United States | 2017 | industry association
Binding agreement

Additional link
Additional link

Association for Computing Machinery - Future of Computing Machinery

It’s Time to Do Something: Mitigating the Negative Impacts of Computing Through a Change to the Peer Review Process

United States | 2019 | industry association
Recommendation

Atomium - EISMD (AI4Poeple)

PDF: AI4People’s Ethical Framework for a Good AI Society: Opportunities, Risks, Principles, and Recommendations

European Union | 2018 | civil society
Recommendation

Australian Government/ Department of industry, Innovation and Science

PDF: Artificial Intelligence Australia’s Ethics Framework A Discussion Paper

Australia | 2019 | government
Recommendation

Bejing Academy of Artificial Intelligence

Bejing AI Principles

China | 2019 | government
Recommendation

Bertelsmann Stiftung / iRights.Lab

Algo.Rules

Germany | 2019 | civil society
Recommendation

Additional link

Bitkom

PDF: Leitlinien für Big Data Einsatz (Guidelines for the use of Big Data)

Germany | 2015 | industry association
Recommendation

Bundesministerium des Innern, für Bau und Heimat/ Datenethikkommission der Bundesregierung

PDF: Gutachten der Datenethikkommission der Bundesregierung

Germany | 2019 | government
Recommendation

Bundesverband KI

KIBV Gütesiegel (KIBV Quality seal)

Germany | 2019 | industry association
Voluntary commitment

Center for Democracy & technology (CDT)

PDF: Digital Decisions

United States | civil society
Recommendation

Additional link

CIGI Gentre for International Governance Innovation

CIGI Paper No. 178: Toward a G20 Framework for Artificial Intelligence in the Workplace

Canada | 2018 | civil society
Recommendation

CIGREF

PDF: Digital Ethics

France | 2018 | industry association
Recommendation

Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier

PDF: Artificial Intelligence: opportunities, risks and recommendations for the financial sector

Luxembourg | 2018 | government
Recommendation

Council of Europe

Artifical Intelligence and Data Protection

European Union | 2018 | government
Recommendation

Data & Society

PDF: Governing Artificial Intelligence. Upholding Human Rights & Dignity

United States | 2018 | civil society
Recommendation

Data Ethics

Data Ethics Principles

Denmark | 2017 | civil society
Recommendation

DataforGood

Serment d’Hippocrate pour Data Scientist (Hippocratic Oath for Data Scientists)

France | civil society
Voluntary commitment

Datatilsynet The Norwegian Data Protection Authority

PDF: Artificial intelligence and privacy

Norway | 2018 | government
Recommendation

Deep Mind

Saftey and Ethics

United States | private sector
Voluntary commitment

Department of Health and Social Care

Code of conduct for data-driven health and care technology

United Kingdom | 2019 | government
Recommendation

Deutsche Telekom

Guidelines for Artificial Intelligence

Germany | 2018 | private sector
Voluntary commitment

DGB

Künstliche Intelligenz und die Arbeit von Morgen

Germany | 2019 | civil society
Recommendation

Digital Catapult, Machine Intelligence Garage Ethics Committee

Ethics Framework -Responsible AI

United Kingdom | 2020 | private sector
Recommendation

Dubai

PDF: Artificial Intelligence Ethics and Principles, and toolkit for implementation

United Arab Emirates | 2019 | government
Recommendation

Additional link

Ekspertgruppen om Design: malenehald.dk DATAETIK (Danish Expert Group on Data Ethics)

PDF: Data for the Benefit of the People: Recommendations from the Danish Expert Group on Data Ethics

Denmark | 2018 | government
Recommendation

Engineering and Physical Research Council

Principles of Robotics

United Kingdom | 2010 | government
Recommendation

Ethkikkommission BuMi Verkehr und digitale infrastruktur

PDF: Automatisiertes und Vernetztes Fahren / Automated and connected automated driving

Germany | 2017 | government
Recommendation

European Commision For the Efficiency of Justice

European ethical Charter on the use of Artificial Intelligence in judicial systems and their environment

International | 2018 | government
Recommendation

European Commission

Code of Practice on Disinformation

European Union | 2018 | government
Recommendation

European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies

PDF: Statement on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and ‚Autonomous‘ Systems

European Union | 2018 | government
Recommendation

European Parliament

Report with recommendations to the Commission on Civil Law Rules on Robotics

European Union | 2017 | government
Recommendation

Executive Office of the President; National Science and Technology Council; Committee on Technology

PDF: Preparing for the future of Artificial Intelligence

United States | 2016 | government
Recommendation

Faculty of Informatics, TU Wien

Vienna Manifesto on Digital Humanism

Austria | 2019 | academia
Voluntary commitment

Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems IAIS

PDF: Trustworthy Use of Artifical Intelligence

Germany | 2020 | academia
Recommendation

French Data Protection Authority (CNIL)

PDF: How can humans keep the upper hand? Report on the ethical matters raised by AI algorithms

France | 2017 | government
Recommendation

French National Ethical Consultative Committee for Life Sciences and Health (CCNE

PDF: Digital Technology and Healthcare. Which Ethical Issues for which Regulations?

France | 2014 | government
Recommendation

French Strategy for Artifical Intelligence

For a meaningful Artificial Intelligence. Towards a French and European strategy

France | 2018 | government
Recommendation

Future Advocacy

PDF: Ethical, social, and political challenges of Artificial Intelligence in Health

United Kingdom | 2018 | civil society
Recommendation

Future of Life Institute

Asilomar AI Principles

United States | 2017 | civil society
Voluntary commitment

Future of Privacy Forum

PDF: Unfairness by algorithm: Distilling the Harms of automated decision making

United States | 2017 | civil society
Recommendation

G20

PDF: Principles for responsible stewardship of trustworthy AI

International | 2019 | intergovernmental organisation
Voluntary commitment

Gesellschaft für Informatik (German Society of Informatics)

Ethische Leitlinien (Ethical Guidelines)

Germany | 2018 | professional association
Voluntary commitment

Google

People & AI Partnership Guidebook

United States | private sector
Recommendation

Google

Responsible AI Practice

United States | private sector
Recommendation

Google

Advanced Technology External Advisory Council for Google (ATEAC)

United States | 2019 | private sector
Binding agreement

Additional link

Google

Objectives for AI Applications

United States | 2018 | private sector
Voluntary commitment

Additional link

Government of Canada

Directive on Automated Decision-Making

Canada | 2019 | government
Binding agreement

Government of Canada

Responsible use of artificial intelligence (AI)

Canada | 2019 | government
Voluntary commitment

Government of Canada

Responsible Artificial Intelligence in the Government of Canada (whitepaper)

Canada | 2019 | government
Recommendation

Handelsblatt Research Institute

PDF: Datenschutz und Big Data / Data protection and Big Data

Germany | other
Recommendation

High Level Expert Group on AI (European Commission)

Draft Guidelines for Trustworthy AI

European Union | 2019 | government
Recommendation

IBM

IBM’s Principles for Trust and Transparency

United States | 2018 | private sector
Voluntary commitment

Additional link

IBM

Trusted AI

United States | private sector
Recommendation

IBM

PDF: Everyday Ethics for Artificial Intelligence

United States | private sector
Recommendation

Additional link

Icelandic Institute for Intelligent Machines

IIIM’s Ethics Policy

Iceland | civil society
Voluntary commitment

IEEE

PDF: Ethically Aligned Design 2

International | 2019 | professional association
Recommendation

IEEE

Ethics in Action – Set the Global Standards

International | professional association
Recommendation

IEEE

Ethically Aligned Design

United States | 2019 | professional association
Recommendation

Information Commissioner's Office

PDF: Big data, artificial intelligence, machine learning and data protection

United Kingdom | 2017 | government
Recommendation

Information Technolgy Industry Council

PDF: AI policies and principles

United States | 2017 | industry association
Voluntary commitment

Institute for Business Ethics

PDF: Business Ethics and Artificial Intelligence

United Kingdom | 2018 | other
Recommendation

Institute for Information and Communications Policy (IICP), The Conference toward AI Network Society

PDF: Draft AI R&D Guidelines for International Discussions

Japan | 2017 | government
Recommendation

Intel Corporation

PDF: Artificial Intelligence. The Public Policy Opportunity

United States | 2017 | private sector
Recommendation

International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners

PDF: DECLARATION ON ETHICS AND DATA PROTECTION IN ARTIFICAL INTELLIGENCE

International | 2018 | professional association
Voluntary commitment

Internet Society

Artifical Intelligence and Machine Learning Policy Paper

United States | 2017 | civil society
Recommendation

ITechLaw

Responsible AI: Global Policy Framework

United States | 2019 | professional association
Recommendation

Japanese Society for AI

PDF: The Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence Ethical Guidelines

Japan | 2017 | academia
Voluntary commitment

Kakao Corp

Kakao Algorithm Ethics

South Korea | private sector
Voluntary commitment

Konferenz der unabhängigen Datenschutzaufsichtsbehörden des Bundes und der Länder (Conference of the independent data protection supervisory authorites in Germany)

PDF: Hambacher Erklärung zur Künstlichen Intelligenz – Sieben datenschutzrechtliche Anforderungen (Hambach Declaration on Artificial Intelligence – seven requirements for data protection)

Germany | 2019 | other
Voluntary commitment

Korean Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP)

Mid- to Long-Term Master Plan in Preparation for the Intelligent Information Society Managing the Fourth Industrial Revolution

South Korea | 2016 | government
Voluntary commitment

Leaders of the G7

PDF: Charlevoix Common Vision for the Future of Artificial Intelligence

International | 2018 | government
Voluntary commitment

Machine Intelligence Research Institute

PDF: The Ethics of Artifical Intelligence

United States | academia
Recommendation

Microsoft

PDF: Responsible bots: 10 guidelines for developers of conversational AI

United States | 2018 | private sector
Voluntary commitment

Microsoft

Facial Recognition Principles

United States | 2018 | private sector
Voluntary commitment

Microsoft

PDF: The Future Computed – Artificial intelligence and its role in society

United States | 2019 | private sector
Recommendation

Additional link

Microsoft

Our Approach to AI

United States | private sector
Voluntary commitment

Mission Villani

PDF: For a meaningful Artificial Intelligence. Towards a French and European strategy

France | 2018 | government
Recommendation

Mozilla Foundation

Effective Ad Archives

United States | 2019 | civil society
Recommendation

National Institution for Transforming India (Niti Aayog)

PDF: Discussion Paper: National Strategy for Artificial Intelligence

India | 2018 | government
Recommendation

National Research Council Canada

Advisory Statement on Human Ethics in Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Research (2017)

Canada | 2019 | government
Binding agreement

National Science and Technology Council; Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Subcommittee

PDF: The National Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Strategic Plan

United States | 2019 | government
Recommendation

New York Times

Seeking Ground Rules for A.I.

United States | 2019 | private sector
Recommendation

No organisation

Holberton Turing Oath

International | No Date | civil society
Voluntary commitment

OECD

Recommendation of the Council on Artificial Intelligence

International | 2019 | international organisation
Recommendation

OP Financial Group

OP Financial Group’s ethical guidelines for artificial intelligence

Finland | private sector
Voluntary commitment

Open AI

Open AI Charter

United States | 2018 | civil society
Voluntary commitment

Oxford Munich Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct

International | 2019 | academia
Voluntary commitment

Partnership On AI (Apple, Amazon, Google, MS, etc)

Tenets Partnership on AI

International | private sector
Voluntary commitment

Personal Data Commission Singapore

PDF: A Proposed Model Artificial Intelligence Governance Framework

Singapore | 2019 | government
Recommendation

Additional link

Pervade at University of Maryland

Pervasive Data Ethics

United States | academia
Voluntary commitment

Philips

Five guiding principles for responsible use of AI in healthcare and healthy living

Netherlands | 2020 | private sector
Recommendation

Policy Action Network

AI & Data Topical Guide Series

South Africa | 2020 | civil society
Recommendation

Pontifical Academy for Life

Rome Call – AI Ethics

Italy | 2020 | religious institution
Voluntary commitment

PriceWaterhouseCoopers UK

PDF: A practical guide to Responsible Artificial Intelligence (AI)

United Kingdom | 2019 | private sector
Recommendation

Privacy International & Article 19

PDF: Privacy and Freedom of Expression In the Age of Artificial Intelligence

United Kingdom | 2018 | civil society
Recommendation

Republic of Užupis

PDF: Užupis Principles for Trustworthy AI Design

Lithuania | 2019 | civil society
Recommendation

Additional link

reputable AI

The Priniciples

International | nodate | private sector
Binding agreement

Sage

PDF: The Ethics of Code: Developing AI for Business with Five Core Principles

United States | 2017 | private sector
Voluntary commitment

SAP

SAP’s guiding principles for Artificial Intelligence

Germany | 2018 | private sector
Voluntary commitment

Additional link

Science, Law and Society (SLS) Initiative

Principles for the Governance of AI

United States | 2017 | civil society
Recommendation

Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA)

PDF: Ethical Principles for Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics

International | 2017 | private sector
Recommendation

Sony

PDF: Sony Group AI Ethics Guidelines

Japan | 2019 | private sector
Voluntary commitment

Stats New Zealand and Office of the Privacy Commissioner

PDF: Principles for the safe and effective use of data and analytics

New Zealand | 2018 | government
Recommendation

Swiss Alliance for Data-Intensive Services

PDF: Ethical Codex for Data-Based Value Creation: For Public Consultation

Switzerland | 2019 | industry association
Recommendation

Telefonica

Principos / Principles

Spain | 2018 | private sector
Binding agreement

Additional link

Telia Company

Telia Company Guiding Principles on trusted AI ethics

Sweden | private sector
Voluntary commitment

The Alan Turing Institute

PDF: Understanding artificial intelligence ethics and safety

United Kingdom | 2019 | academia
Recommendation

The Critical Engineering Working Group

THE CRITICAL ENGINEERING MANIFESTO

Germany | 2019 | civil society
Voluntary commitment

The Good Technology Collective

The Good Technology Standard (GTS:2019-Draft-1)

International | 2018 | civil society
Recommendation

The Greens (Green Working Group Robots)

PDF: Position on Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

European Union | 2016 | other
Recommendation

The Humanitarian Data Science and Ethics Group

PDF: A Framework for the Ethical use of advanced Data Science Methodes in the Humanitarian Sector

European Union | 2020 | academia
Recommendation

The Information Accountability Foundation

PDF: Unified Ethical Frame for Big Data Analysis (draft)

United States | 2015 | civil society
Recommendation

The Institute for Ethical and Machine Learning

The Responsible Machine Learning Principles

United Kingdom | civil society
Recommendation

The Internet Society

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: Policy Paper

United States | 2017 | civil society
Recommendation

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

Civil Rights Principles for the Era of Big Data

United States | 2014 | civil society
Recommendation

The Open Data Institute

PDF: Data Ethics Canvas

United Kingdom | 2019 | civil society
Recommendation

The Public Voice

Universal Guidelines for Artificial Intelligence

International | 2018 | civil society
Recommendation

The Rathenau Instituut, Special Interest Group on Artificial Intelligence (SIGAI), ICT Platform Netherlands (IPN)

PDF: Dutch Artificial Intelligence Manifesto

Netherlands | 2017 | government
Recommendation

The Royal Society

PDF: Machine learning: the power and promise of computers that learn by example

United Kingdom | 2017 | academia
Recommendation

The White House

PDF: Guidance for Regulation of Artificial Intelligence Applications

United States | 2020 | government
Binding agreement

Tieto

PDF: Tieto’s AI ethics guidelines

Finland | 2018 | private sector
Voluntary commitment

Additional link

UK Government

A guide to using Artificial Intelligence in the public sector

United Kingdom | 2019 | government
Recommendation

UK House of Lords

UK House of Lords Artificial Intelligence Committee’s report, AI in the UK: ready, willing and able?

United Kingdom | 2018 | government
Recommendation

Unesco

Unesco Global Code of Ethics

International | intergovernmental organisation
Recommendation

UNESCO

Preliminary study on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

France | 2019 | civil society
Recommendation

UNESCO

Report of COMEST on Robotics Ethics

International | 2010 | international organisation
Recommendation

UNI Global Union

PDF: Top 10 Principles for Ethical Artificial Intelligence

International | 2017 | civil society
Recommendation

United Nations University Institute

PDF: A Typological Framework for Data Marginalization

China | 2019 | academia
Recommendation

Unity

Unity’s six guiding AI principles

United States | 2018 | private sector
Voluntary commitment

Université de Montréal

Montreal Declaration for Responsible AI

Canada | 2018 | academia
Voluntary commitment

University of Notre Dame

PDF: A Code of Ethics for the Human Robot Interaction

United States | academia
Recommendation

University of Oxford - Future of Humanity Institute

PDF: AI Governance: A research agenda

United Kingdom | 2017 | academia
Recommendation

University of Oxford a.o.

PDF: The Malicious Use of Artificial Intelligence: Forecasting, Prevntion and Mitigation

International | 2018 | academia
Recommendation

Utrecht University

Data Ethics Decision Aid (DEDA)

Netherlands | 2017 | academia
Recommendation

UX Studio Team

AI UX: 7 Principles of Designing Good AI Products

Hungary | 2018 | private sector
Recommendation

Ver.di

PDF: Künstliche Intelligenz – Gemeinwohl als Maßstabm Gute Arbeit als Prinzip

Germany | 2019 | civil society
Recommendation

Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband e.V. (Federal Association of Consumer Protection Centres)

PDF: Algorithmenbasierte Entscheidungsprozesse (Algorithmic decision-making processes)

Germany | 2017 | civil society
Recommendation

Verivox

Verivox/Pro7 Selbstverpflichtung (Commitment)

Germany | 2019 | private sector
Voluntary commitment

Additional link

Vodafone Group

Vodafone AI Framework

United Kingdom | 2019 | private sector
Voluntary commitment

W20

PDF: Artificial Intelligence: open questions about gender inclusion

International | 2018 | civil society
Recommendation

Webfoundation

PDF: Artificial Intelligence: open questions about gender inclusion

Switzerland | 2018 | civil society
Recommendation

Women leading in AI

Principles for Responsible AI

International | 2019 | civil society
Recommendation

Work in the age of artificial intelligence. Four perspectives on the economy, employment, skills and ethics

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment / Finland

Finland | 2018 | government
Recommendation

Working group "Vernetzte Anwendungen und Plattformen für die digitale Gesellschaft"

PDF: Charta of digital networking

Germany | 2014 | private sector
Voluntary commitment

Additional link

World Economic Forum

A Framework for Responsible Limits on Facial Recognition Use Case

United States | 2020 | civil society
Recommendation

World Economic Forum

PDF: White Paper: How to Prevent Discriminatory Outcomes in Machine Learning

International | 2018 | civil society
Recommendation

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