On December 18, 2018 the European Commission published a draft ethics guidelines for trustworthy AI. The guidelines are voluntary and constitute a working document that is planned to be updated over time. Currently, the draft has been published for stakeholder consultation process.

The guidelines aim to recognize the benefits of AI and how it must be ethically governed, along with the “aim of increasing human wellbeing”.

Currently, the guidelines set under the framework for Trustworthy AI have been divided to the following three chapters:

Chapter I set out the fundamental rights, principles and values that AI should comply with to ensure the AI ethics purposes.

Chapter II provides guidance on the realization of Trustworthy AI, tackling both ethical purpose and technical robustness. This is done by listing the requirements for Trustworthy AI and offering an overview of technical and non-technical methods that can be used for ethical AI implementation.

Chapter III subsequently operationalizes the requirements by providing a concrete but non-exhaustive assessment list for Trustworthy AI. This list can then be adapted to specific use cases.

Read the Draft EU Ethics Guidelines for AI