The Science of Ethical AI

We are

an independent,
not-for-profit research institute.

Our vision

is for a world in which all systems behave ethically.

Our purpose

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

“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 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 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 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 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 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 then work together with people responsible for decision-making systems to configure them to achieve ethical goals.
The team working on whiteboard

4. Whose Ethics?

A discussion of who decides the particular ethical stance encoded into an ethical AI.

3. Highlights from NeurIPS

A brief summary of some interesting papers related to ethical machine learning

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