A collaborative effort

AI4People will also benefit from collaborations with bodies at a smaller scale, including national, regional and municipal councils set up to decide how to incorporate AI into particular communities.

Similarly, the outputs that AI4People generates will engage and interact with existing reports and frameworks in this field. These include reports by national governments, parliaments and regulators on the potential opportunities and risks presented by AI, such as from the US, UK, France, and China, as well as the recommendations of European Parliament’s Committee on Legal Affairs on Civil Law Rules on Robotics. In addition to these government and parliamentary reports are recommendations and principles from non-governmental bodies such as the Royal Society and British Academy in the UK, the Asilomar AI Principles, and the IEEE’s General Principles of Ethical Autonomous and Intelligent Systems. Many of the ethical and political foundations for artificial intelligence have therefore been laid – yet an “overarching political vision and long-term strategy for the development of a ‘good AI society’” arguably still remains to be crafted. This is the ultimate goal to which AI4People will work.