The Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions at Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago, USA) launches The Ethical and Trustworthy AI Lab based on the Z-Inspection® Process.

Chicago, March 15, 2022

The Ethical and Trustworthy AI Lab at Illinois Institute of Technology’s Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions is an interdisciplinary group of researchers interested in the social and ethical implications of Artificial Intelligence (AI).

The group investigates philosophical, ethical, and social aspects of AI including trustworthiness and the question of what it is that makes AI uses ethical, just, and trustworthy; the roles of ethics codes, ethical guidelines, and policy-making in the regulation of AI technology; as well as AI applications in agriculture and medical contexts. 

The mission of the Lab is to involve stakeholders from all fields, such as computer science, technology, engineering, philosophy, social sciences, practitioners, and students, in an interdisciplinary reflection on the ethical uses of AI.

The Lab closely collaborate with the AI@IllinoisTech initiative, in particular its AI Ethics Working Group (AIEWG) and the international Z-Inspection® network. The Z-Inspection® assessment method for Trustworthy AI is an approach based on the Ethics Guidelines for Trustworthy AI by the European Commission High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence.

The head of the new Lab is Prof. Elisabeth Hildt.

More information here.