Ethically Aligned Design, First Edition - Global Live Webinar

Ethically Aligned Design, First Edition: A Vision for Prioritizing Human Well-being with Autonomous and Intelligent Systems (EAD1e), was launched and made publicly available on 25 March 2019. In recognition of this milestone, IEEE will host a global webinar to announce the availability of this seminal publication and to provide brief perspectives on the work and its use.

Speakers from the open community that developed EAD1e will focus on how the work represents more than a comprehensive report, distilling the consensus of its vast community of global creators into a set of high-level ethical principles, key issues, and practical recommendations.

EAD1e is an in-depth work, a one-of-a-kind treatise, intended not only to inform a broader public but also to inspire its audience and readership of academics, engineers, policy makers, and industry to advance autonomous and intelligent systems (A/IS) technology in a positive direction and that honors human rights, people’s values and increases well-being.


Webinar: Ethically Aligned Design, First Edition



Steven Welby
Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer
Raja Chatila
The IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems
John C. Havens
Executive Director
The IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems


Chairs and/or Co-chairs of EAD1e Chapters:


  • General Principles: Mark Halverson & Peet van Biljon
  • Embedding Values: Francesca Rossi & Bertram Malle
  • Personal Data/Agency: Katryna Dow
  • Sustainable Development: Elizabeth Gibbons
  • Law: Nicolas Economou & John Casey
  • Affective Computing: Joanna Bryson & John Sullins
  • Classical Ethics: Jared Bielby
  • Policy: Mina Hanna & Peter S. Brooks
  • Well-being: Laura Musikanski