The Science of Ethical AI

We are

an independent,
not-for-profit research institute.

Our purpose

is to progress the research, design, development and adoption of ethical AI systems.

Our vision

is for a world in which all systems behave ethically.

“People worry that computers will get too smart and take over the world, but the real problem is that they’re too stupid and they’ve already taken over the world.”

-Pedro Domingos
Artifical brain

Our Work


We will undertake scientific research in collaboration with universities and other research institutions to advance a science of ethics for AI, and share the findings across the academic community through publications and presentations.


We will work with public and private sector organisations to translate ethical AI research findings into policy proposals and influence decision-makers to implement these policies.


We will promote an informed debate about the social, legal, political and cultural challenges raised by AI and opportunities for more ethical behaviour enabled by it.


We will help develop people's skills by providing training on ethical AI to users and developers of AI systems, as well as to policy-makers and people responsible for automated decision systems.


We will put our research into practice by designing, implementing and disseminating open source AI-based decision-making tools in alignment with the new science of ethical AI. We will then work together with people responsible for decision-making systems to configure them to achieve ethical goals.
The team working on whiteboard


7 December 2018

Montréal, Canada

NeurIPS AI Ethics Workshop

29 January 2019

Atlanta, USA

ACM FAT* 2019


Our Founding Partners from industry, government and academia are working together to help bring to life the Gradient Institute’s vision:

We will work to pursue our vision in partnership and collaboration with:





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