The High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence (HLEG) today published its “Ethics Guidelines for Trustworthy AI”.

The expert group is comprised of 52 experts from academia, civil society and industry and was launched by the European Commission in June 2018 to support the implementation of the European strategy on Artificial Intelligence.

The guidelines are split into three parts, setting up: (1) the foundations of ‘trustworthy AI’; (2) its requirements; and (3) an ‘AI assessment list’ to help stakeholders assess the trustworthiness of their AI systems.

The European Commission moreover launched a ‘pilot phase’, during which companies, public administrations and organisations will be able to test the ‘AI assessment list’ and provide feedback. Building on this feedback, the HGEL will review the ‘AI assessment list’ in early 2020.

The Computer & Communications Industry Association welcomes the guidelines’ high level and constructive approach to create “trustworthy AI for Europe”. We also support the decision to launch a ‘pilot phase’ to assess the practicality of these guidelines. Today sets out an important path for the ethical development of AI in Europe and globally.