The Ethics and Governance of AI Initiative

Organization founded in 2017, The Ethics and Governance of AI Initiative is a hybrid research effort and philanthropic fund that seeks to ensure that technologies of automation and machine learning are researched, developed, and deployed in a way which vindicate social values of fairness, human autonomy, and justice.

The Initiative is a joint project of the MIT Media Lab and the Harvard Berkman-Klein Center for Internet and Society. It incubates a range of research, prototyping, and advocacy activities within these two anchor institutions and across the broader ecosystem of civil society.

At present, the Initiative is supporting work in three domains that we believe to be among the most impactful, near-term arenas of automation and machine learning deployment.

  • AI and Justice
  • Information Quality
  • Autonomy and Interaction