The Ethically Aligned Design series was created to highlight specific aspects of the seminal document Ethically Aligned Design: Prioritizing Human Wellbeing with Autonomous and Intelligent Systems. Created by more than 700 global experts focused on the pragmatic instantiation of human-centric, values-driven design, the first edition of EAD contains more than 280 pages designed for a wide range of audiences and stakeholders. Ethically Aligned Design Series content identifies specific verticals and areas of interest and helps provide highly granular and pragmatic papers and insights as a natural evolution of our work.

The IEEE Trusted Data and Artificial Intelligence Systems (AIS) Playbook for Financial Services

An industry-specific implementation playbook that encourages technologists in the financial services to prioritize human wellbeing and ethical considerations in the application of data regarding Artificial Intelligence Systems (AIS). The Playbook incorporates IEEE’s Ethically Aligned Design (first edition)IEEE 7000™ series of standards, and ECPAIS certifications to provide a theoretical framework for implementing responsible data and AIS in financial institutions while outlining the global regulatory landscape with its impacts on the future development of AIS and ethics.

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EAD For Business

Ethics In Action Series For Business

In this paper you will find a straightforward overview of the value and necessity of utilizing AI ethics for businesses, recommendations for creating a sustainable culture of AI ethics, the skills required to do this, and how to hire and staff for such an effort. We have also included an AI Ethics Readiness Framework to help you determine how prepared you are to introduce and grow AI ethics in your business.

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Ethically Aligned Design, First Edition is a comprehensive report that combines a conceptual framework addressing universal human values, data agency, and technical dependability with a set of principles to guide A/IS creators and users through a comprehensive set of recommendations.

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EAD1e Overview Document

Ethically Aligned Design, First Edition, is the culmination of a three-year, globally open and iterative process involving thousands of global experts. Download the EAD1e Overview Document.

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*NEW* Measurementality Series

Measurementality is a new series of podcasts, webinars and reports created by the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) in collaboration with The Radical AI Podcast focused on defining what counts in the Algorithmic Age.

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News & Events

Find out the latest news and events that have to do with The IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems.

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Videos & Webinars

Find out the latest videos & webinars that have to do with The IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems.

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Defining A/IS Ethics – Glossary

As part of the launch of EAD1e, we’ve also updated our Glossary that provides common terms for Autonomous and Intelligent Systems (A/IS), as defined by professionals working in fields of Ethics, Engineering and Policy.

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IEEE 7000™ Standards and Projects

Join any of the IEEE 7000™ Standards Working Groups already in motion. Your insights can literally set the standards for the future of ethical intelligent and autonomous technologies.

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Measuring What Matters in the Era of Global Warming and the Age of Algorithmic Promises

Identifying efforts to restore our climate and protect children’s wellbeing.

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Report: Decoupling Human Characteristics from Algorithmic Capabilities

This report opens a conversation about decoupling anthropomorphic language from discussions around artificial intelligence in efforts to give agency to the public and decision makers.

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Report: Addressing Ethical Dilemmas in AI: Listening to Engineers

This report is based on the proceedings of the online hackathon “Ethical dilemmas in AI – engineering the way out”, conducted in September 2020 by the Association of Nordic Engineers (ANE), the Data Ethics ThinkDoTank (, IEEE and the researchers from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Copenhagen.

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The Mark of AI Ethics

IEEE SA announces IEEE CertifAIEd; a mark designed to inspire trust and responsible innovation in AI systems. IEEE CertifAIEd offers a risk-based framework with a suite of AI ethical criteria that can be contextualized to fit organizations’ needs– helping them deliver a greater trustworthy experience for their users.

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