AI4People calls for the launch of a process that paves the way towards common, internationally recognised industry-specific frameworks
Following a consultation with the European Commission and the European Parliament, AI4People calls for the launch of a process that paves the way towards common, internationally recognised, industry-specific frameworks for the design, production, use and governance of artificial intelligence, robotics, and ‘autonomous’ systems.
AI4People’s program for 2020’s scientific activities will focus on the world’s first 7 Good AI Global Frameworks. The 7 Frameworks will focus on the application of AI in vertical business sectors and will stem from the principles emerged in AI4People’s first two years of activity – whilst considering the ethical principles and guidelines released by the European Commission, by China, by OECD and by the US Chamber of Commerce.
This process will result in the creation of the AI Global Mark of Compliance Initiative, a global quality certification mark – launching in 2021 – authenticating ethically sound uses of AI.
The 7 Good AI Global Frameworks
Considering the different applications of AI in specific vertical business sectors, and in close cooperation with the Business Partners’ expertise, as well as the global institutions mentioned in point 1, the first 7 Good AI Global Frameworks will contain practical recommendations and obligations emerging from the analysis on how utilize law, standards and regulation to accommodate the new capacities, practices and behaviors enabled by AI. The activities will also analyse case studies from the AI4People’s Business Partner and consider the ethical principles and guidelines released by the European Commission, by China (The Bejing Principles released by the Beijing Academy of Artificial Intelligence and the New Generation AI Governance Principles released by the National New Generation Artificial Intelligence Governance Committee), by OECD (OECD Principles on Artificial Intelligence), and by the US Chamber of Commerce (Principles on Artificial Intelligence).
The AI Global Mark of Compliance Initiative
In 2021, in agreement with the European Parliament, the 7 Good AI Global Frameworks will spearhead the launch of The AI Global Mark of Compliance Initiative. The AI Global Mark of Compliance (AIGMC) will be a quality certification mark authenticating ethically sound uses of AI. The AIGMC, as an internationally recognised certification of ethically sound practices, will be applied in different contexts, including in businesses, in specific products and services which adhere to the 7 Good AI Global Frameworks.
The 7 Good AI Global Frameworks
In addition to the resources referred to in point 1, the first 7 Good AI Global Frameworks will also consider and liaise with: the Future of Life Institute’s Asilomar Principles, the General Principles offered in the second version of Ethically Aligned Design: A Vision for Prioritizing Human Well-being with Autonomous and Intelligent Systems launched by the IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems, the Five Overarching Principles for an AI Code offered in paragraph 417 of the UK House of Lords Artificial Intelligence Committee’s report, the Montreal Declaration for Responsible AI, the Tenets of the Partnership on AI, HLEG’s Ethics Guidelines for Trustworthy AI and the recent OECD Principles on AI.
The activity will also consider and liaise with the European Economic and Social Committee, the European Commission’s AI Strategy and the 2019 work of the High-Level Expert Groups on AI, as well as the Council of Europe’s legal regulation – such as GDPR and regulation 2018/858 on the approval and surveillance of motor vehicles. AI4People will also consider and liaise with the work of further initiatives such as:
- the United Nations’ AI for Good Global Summits;
- the Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE);
- the work of the Committee on Professional Ethics and Public Policy Council of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM);
- the Partnership on AI;
- the work of the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIS);
- and the work of the World Economic Forum’s Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution
The vertical business sectors of the 7 Good AI Global Frameworks
Banking and Finance
Legal Services Industry
Media and Technology
- 11th-13th March 2020: First Forum Meeting and Committees Meetings
- July 2020 (dates TBD): Second Forum Meeting and Committees Meetings
- November 2020 (dates TBD): AI4People Summit + Third Forum Meeting and Presentation of the first 7 Good AI Global Frameworks
The Committees and the working methodology
The working methodology for the third year is more participatory and allows greater personal interaction between scientific members and business partners.
A new type of Committee was created (one for each vertical), including scientific members and members from the partners, giving their inputs and expertise in the case studies.
The Committees meet in person three times per year. In addition to open events for the presentation of the results and the AI4People Summit.
The AI4People Summit
The AI4People Summit will be held on November 25th and 26th 2020 at the European Parliament. The Preliminary Program will follow.