Guidelines  |    |  September 28, 2018

Ethics Framework – Responsible AI

Guidelines developed by the Machine Intelligence Garage Ethics Committee consisting of seven concepts, along with corresponding questions intended to inform how they may be applied in practice.


Digital Catapult’s Machine Intelligence Garage is a programme that provides startups with access to computation power and expertise to accelerate their development.

Digital Catapult’s Machine Intelligence Garage Ethics Committee has released its first Ethics Framework and invites AI companies to test the framework as a means to integrate ethical practice into the development of artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies.

The Ethics Framework sets out key ethical considerations and underlying questions that provide a practical approach for startups, individual developers and experts to use in planning for and addressing the ethical challenges faced by their business, technology and ideas.

The seven points are

  1. Be clear about the benefits of your product or service
  2. Know and manage your risks
  3. Use data responsibly
  4. Be worthy of trust
  5. Promote diversity, equality and inclusion
  6. Be open and understandable in communications
  7.  Consider your business model

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