The IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems

The IEEE Global Initiative

The IEEE Global Initiative’s mission is, “To ensure every stakeholder involved in the design and development of autonomous and intelligent systems is educated, trained, and empowered to prioritize ethical considerations so that these technologies are advanced for the benefit of humanity.”

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Participate in AIS Standards Working Groups

The IEEE P7000™ series of standards projects under development represents a unique addition to the collection of over 1,900 global IEEE standards and projects. Whereas more traditional standards have a focus on technology interoperability, functionality, safety, and trade facilitation, the IEEE P7000 series addresses specific issues at the intersection of technological and ethical considerations. Like its technical standards counterparts, the IEEE P7000 series empowers innovation across borders and enables societal benefit.

Help shape the future of Ethics for Autonomous and Intelligent systems by joining any of the following Working Groups: IEEE 7000™IEEE 7001™IEEE 7002™IEEE P7003™IEEE P7004™, IEEE 7005™IEEE 7007™IEEE P7008™, IEEE P7009™IEEE 7010™IEEE P7010.1™IEEE P7011™IEEE P7012™IEEE P7014™, IEEE P7015™, IEEE P7016™, IEEE P7016.1™, IEEE P7017™, and IEEE P7018™.

Join any of our IEEE P7000 Working Groups

Join the Ethics Certification Program for Autonomous and Intelligent Systems (ECPAIS)

The Ethics Certification Program for Autonomous and Intelligent Systems (ECPAIS) has the goal to create specifications for certification and marking processes that advance transparency, accountability, and reduction in algorithmic bias in autonomous and intelligent systems. ECPAIS intends to offer a process and define a series of marks by which organizations can seek certifications for their processes around the A/IS products, systems, and services they provide.

More information can be found at the ECPAIS Industry Connection page

Bring Ethics in Action to your Business

We are collaborating with key industry leaders to identify how to best integrate ideas from our work into the corporate arena. By prioritizing values-driven, ethically aligned design at the beginning of the development process, organizations have the potential to collectively maximize their innovations.

We are excited to see the natural evolution of our work being realized in a way that will instill greater trust and confidence in the marketplace. If you’re interested in keeping up with our next great innovation in this space, let us know. And, stay tuned.

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How to Participate

To learn more about the Initiative, please contact one or more of the following:

  • John C. Havens, Executive Director of The IEEE Global Initiative
  • The Industry Connections Program Administrator
  • Chair: Raja Chatila, CNRS-CNRS-Sorbonne UPMC Institute of Intelligent Systems and Robotics, Paris, France; Member of the French Commission on the Ethics of Digital Sciences and Technologies CERNA; Past President of IEEE Robotics and Automation Society
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