Ethics Guidelines for AI (cepPolicyBrief to EU Communication)


The EU Commission wants to promote the development of "trustworthy" and "human-centric" artificial intelligence (AI) in the EU. Therefore, AI should - inter alia - comply with ethical principles. To ensure this, an independent "High-Level Expert Group" has developed non-binding "Ethics Guidelines" (guidelines) on behalf of the EU-Commission which should be followed by developers and users of AI across the EU.


From cep's point of view, the guidelines are a useful first step towards an EU-wide concept of "ethically acceptable" AI. The "Trustworthy AI Assessment List" contained in the guidelines helps to provide guidance on how to implement the ethical requirements. However, concrete examples should be added to further facilitate implementation of the guidelines.