News  |  ,   |  April 28, 2021

AI Global Launches Responsible AI Certification Beta, Announces Rebranding

Press Release.

AI Global, a non-profit focused on advancing responsible AI, announced the beta launch of an independent and community driven Responsible AI certification system at George Washington University’s Bicentennial event today.

The company also announced a rebrand to its name and visual identity as the Responsible AI Institute (RAI, pronounced as “ray”) to solidify its stance as a leading nonprofit focused on building and distributing tangible governance tools that accelerate the design, development and use of responsible AI. 

“The RAI Certification beta launch, along with the rebranding is a major milestone for the organization as AI adoption and risk accelerate globally,” said Manoj Saxena, Chairman, Responsible AI Institute. “They highlight our contributions and reputation over the past four years in building community-driven guardrails and tools for advancing responsible AI and reinforce our vision for this critically important area of trustworthy and ethical AI.”

Responsible AI (RAI) Certification Beta

The RAI Certification beta is a culmination of over two years of community-based work to operationalize the OECD’s five Principles on Artificial Intelligence (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development), which promote AI that is innovative, trustworthy and respects human rights and societal values.

Built with the help of over 200 AI policy, legal, audit, data science, and business experts, plus the collaborative guidance of the World Economic Forum and University of Toronto’s Schwartz Reisman Institute, RAI Certification is planned as an independent, authoritative certification program and a symbol of trust working across sectors and regions around the world.

The RAI Certification Beta was collaboratively designed and piloted with leading global brands including American Express, Anthem, BEACON, CognitiveScale, Data Nutrition Project, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, and universities such as the Center for Responsible AI at NYU, University of Alberta, University of Texas, Queens University, the University of Montréal, Oxford Brookes University and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Through active participation in leading international standardization and policy-making efforts related to AI, the RAI Certification is poised to drive responsible innovation, economic growth and enable compliance with emerging AI regulations.

Quotes from RAI partners

“We’re delighted to be working with RAI toward an independent and community-developed AI certification program,” says Mark Caine, Lead Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, World Economic Forum. “RAI will provide organizations the right guard rails not only to preserve trust and avoid harm, but also enable organizations to innovate and drive better societal outcomes with AI.”