AI Ethics Guidelines Global Inventory

Website project by Algorithm Watch that maps frameworks that seek to set out principles of how systems for automated decision-making (ADM) can be developed and implemented ethically.

Exerpt from the website:

Last year, AlgorithmWatch launched the AI Ethics Guidelines Global Inventory to compile frameworks and guidelines that seek to set out principles of how systems for automated decision-making (ADM) can be developed and implemented ethically. We have now upgraded this directory by revising its categories and adding a search and filter function. With the support of many contributors we have compiled more than 160 guidelines. As our evaluation shows, there are still only a few guidelines which indicate an oversight or enforcement mechanism. In addition, the overwhelming majority comes from Europe and the US.

The guidelines have been classified according to whether the organisation that drafted them has the means and processes in place to ensure compliance. The categories are therefore not suitable for determining the quality or accuracy of the ethical positions in the documents collected.

Another important factor is that we do not include adopted legislation in the inventory. Laws are by definition binding and would make these categories redundant. Furthermore, a comparison between the guidelines of a professional association or a company and the results of a legislative process is not useful for this inventory. In our opinion, the various documents that have accompanied and influenced these legislative processes are more relevant. [ . . . ]