September 15, 2018

10 Ethical AI Criteria and Laws for Global Consultations: Offer your AI Guidance Today!

To fully benefit from the new AI (Artificial Intelligence) paradigm, we have to make sure that artificial intelligence is developed, designed and adopted in ways that serve human wellbeing and the global social good. We need to have a global conversation about ethical criteria and laws for AI and then share best practices.

The CATAAlliance approach is a global one where through partnerships with organizations and events, such as the Robot of the Year Award Challenge (Paris based) we are seeking input on ethical AI criteria and laws from global thought leaders. Best practices will then be brought back to Canada to advance the nation’s AI leadership.

The 10 focus points outlined below are a good start.

10 Focus Points for AI Ethics

  1. Human Responsibility – AI driven machines are the creation of humans. Humans cannot ignore the laws that govern them, and must apply laws either as a creator or a user. The laws aimed at securing human lives apply to machines.
  2. Physical Integrity – AI Robots must not kill or harm.
  3. Moral Integrity – AI Robots must not lie, or do harm or go against any entity endowed with the power of reason. In every situation human dignity must be the priority.
  4. Privacy – AI Robots must never divulge personal data, information and inner thoughts intrusted to AI machines, nor any information related to humans, unless agreed by Humans. If need be, humans can at any point apply superior power over machines, such as robots.
  5. Neutrality – AI Robots must neither judge human behaviours, nor human values either explicit or implicit; robots must not be capable of creating, storing or formulating any such judgement.
  6. Mental Integrity – AI Robots must not use human’s senses to harm their souls.
  7. Wellbeing –  AI Robots must ease of human labour.
  8. Education – AI Robots must help humans become better individuals and help humanity navigate its expending landscape of knowledge and diversity.
  9. Ethical Behaviour – AI Robots must respect human rights to privacy, in their role of collecting, reporting and analyzing the implication to owners and users, even at times of conflicting, self-contradictory situations.
  10. Skewing of Opinion – AI Robots organize data openly, without discrimination, and present facts and information in a fair, proportionate and transparent manner. However, it is recognized that AI Robots can detect and report cases where the information has been artificially overweighted.

Action Item:
 Please comment on the 10 Focus Points for AI Ethics and also confirm your interest in joining the Global AI advocacy team. Please email CATA CEO, John Reid at 

Related Resource: AI (Artificial Intelligence) Canada Opt-In Group Now Open to Join

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