Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence

Founded in 2019, IEAI’s priority is the generation of global and interdisciplinary guidelines for the ethical development and implementation of AI throughout society. The IEAI conducts inter-, multi-, and transdisciplinary research that promotes active collaboration between the technical, engineering and social sciences, while also actively courting interaction with a wide group of international stakeholders from academia, industry and civil society. This exhaustive approach enables the IEAI to truly and comprehensively address a growing group of ethical challenges arising at the interface of technology and human values. It also aids in the development of thoroughly operational ethical frameworks in the field of AI.

The IEAI’s research addresses challenges such as:

  • Ethics, fairness and diversity
  • Governance and regulation
  • Privacy
  • Public discourse
  • Safety
  • Social responsibility and sustainability
  • Transparency and accountability

Located at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), IEAI follows TUM’s strategy for “Human-Centered Engineering” and the university’s bold creation of the Munich Center for Technology in Society (MCTS) in 2012, whose mission is to better understand and reflexively shape the multiple interactions between science, technology and society. [ . . . ]