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Explore AI Ethics is a curated directory of educational resources for teaching and learning about the ethics of artificial intelligence. Organized and searchable by both topic and category, each page contains either a short excerpt from the resource, a press release, a video, or in cases where permission has been granted, the full text. The View Resource button provides a convenient link back to the original content. Your contributions and comments are always welcome. Please use the Contact Form to send feedback or suggest a resource.

Risks, Benefits and Responsible AI

From healthcare to warfare, the rapid embrace of artificial intelligence in nearly every sector of society is raising important legal, social and ethical concerns. The potential benefits of this powerful technology are enormous. But so are the risks. In order to create a future that will maximize the benefits and minimize the risks, we need to be informed and involved.

  • Teachers need an awareness of how AI intersects with their discipline and a curriculum to explain the ethical issues to students.
  • Technology teams need tools to help them develop AI software that is safe, trustworthy and transparent.
  • Citizens and lawmakers need guidelines to help them engage in an educated discussion about public policy for AI.

Explore AI Ethics provides a small sampling of the wide range of materials available to help you understand, practice and promote the responsible use of artificial intelligence.

The Collection

Topic Tags

AI for Good (51) Algorithms (86) Bias (47) Big Data (32) Creativity (14) Economics (29) Emotions (25) Engagement (7) Environment (7) Funding (22) Gender (38) Governance (99) Healthcare (49) Higher Ed (66) Human Rights (19) K-12 (38) Law (49) Military (31) Neuroscience (30) Philosophy (79) Privacy (22) Professionalism (39) Psychology (36) Religion (42) Responsible AI (82) Risk (25) Science Fiction (64) Sexuality (16) Social Media (19) Society (71) Teaching (47) Transportation (16)


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Articles (125) Books (140) Code of Ethics (5) Conference Papers (53) Curriculum (25) Discussions (10) Documentaries (48) Events (45) Guidelines (23) Journals (37) Lectures (27) Movies (40) News (196) Online Courses (13) Organizations (89) Podcasts (10) Projects (26) Reports (51) Student Papers (17) Tools (17) Websites (27)

In the Spotlight

Moral Code: The Ethics of AI
Mini-documentary produced by Hewlett-Packard
June 29, 2018 | Runtime 8 minutes

Artificial Intelligence and Algorithms: Pros and Cons
Mini-documentary by DW Documentary
September 26, 2019 | Runtime 51 minutes

Machine Learning: Living in the Age of AI
Mini-documentary produced Wired Magazine
June 20, 2019 | Runtime 41 minutes

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The Ethical OS Toolkit

A guide to anticipating the future impact of today’s technology
Or: How not to regret the things you will build

The Ethical Operating System is a toolkit that guides you through the process of assessing the ethical implications of products that use artificial intelligence. It is a joint creation of the Institute for the Future and Omidyar Network’s Tech and Society Solutions Lab. This 78 page document includes:

  • A checklist of 8 risk zones to help you identify the emerging areas of risk and social harm most critical for your team to start considering now.
  • 14 scenarios to spark conversation and stretch your imagination about the long-term impacts of tech you’re building today.
  • 7 future-proofing strategies to help you take ethical action today.