The Ethics Certification Program for Autonomous and Intelligent Systems (ECPAIS)
Developing metrics and processes towards the implementation of a certification methodology
addressing transparency, accountability and algorithmic bias

About

The goal of The Ethics Certification Program for Autonomous and Intelligent Systems (ECPAIS) is to  create specifications for certification and marking processes that advance transparency, accountability and reduction in algorithmic bias in Autonomous and Intelligent Systems (A/IS). 

The value of this certification process in the marketplace and society at large cannot be underestimated.  The proliferation of systems in the form of smart homes, companion robots, autonomous vehicles or any myriad of products and services that already exist today desperately need to easily and visually communicate to consumers and citizens whether they are deemed “safe” or “trusted” by a globally recognized body of experts providing a publicly available and transparent series of marks.

 

Get Involved

We invite you to join experts that span the fields of engineering, law, science, economics, ethics, philosophy, politics, and health in this work. ECPAIS is global, open and inclusive, welcoming all individuals or representatives of organizations dedicated advancing technology for humanity by building best practices for A/IS transparency and accountability. Key experts would include but not limited to:

  • Specialists developing A/IS based products and services
  • Academic institution experts in A/IS
  • Government organizations involved with AI/S policy and/or regulations
     

Initiative Outcomes

ECPAIS intends to offer a process and define a series of marks by which organizations can seek certifications for the processes around the A/IS products, systems, and services they provide.

The Program will operate in an industry driven and iterative process for developing certifications / marks for A/IS. ECPAIS’s goal is to enable work in cycles of development and industry validation, and deliver the following outcomes:

  • Criteria and process for a Certification / mark focused on Transparency in A/IS
  • Criteria and process for a Certification / mark focused on Accountability in A/IS
  • Criteria and process for a Certification / mark focused on Algorithmic Bias in A/IS
     

How to Participate:

Participation in this program requires IEEE SA Advanced Corporate Membership. The following link provides details about the IEEE SA membership program, and information on how to register for corporate membership. All interested participants must complete the membership process by December 31, 2018 to maintain participation rights for this program. Register here for IEEE SA Advanced Corporate Membership.

Existing IEEE SA Advanced Corporate Members may participate by contacting Corporate Membership.

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