A group of artificial intelligence experts has published draft EU guidelines on the ethics of developing and applying AI, and is seeking feedback from researchers and the public.
The 52-member High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence, which was appointed by the European Commission, published the first draft of its guidelines on 18 December. A consultation period on the guidelines will now be open until 18 January.
The draft, called the Ethics Guidelines for Trustworthy AI, seeks to ensure that companies, researchers and engineers respect fundamental rights and existing regulations. The approach differs from previous attempts to formalise ethics in AI because it offers concrete guidance on implementation, rather than a list of principles, the group says.