The Call for AI Ethics is a document signed by the Pontifical Academy for Life, Microsoft, IBM, FAO and the Ministry of Innovation, a part of the Italian Government in Rome on February 28th 2020 to promote an ethical approach to artificial intelligence. The idea behind it is to promote a sense of shared responsibility among international organizations, governments, institutions and the private sector in an effort to create a future in which digital innovation and technological progress grant mankind its centrality. Pointing to a new algorethics, the signatories committed to request the development of an artificial intelligence that serves every person and humanity as a whole; that respects the dignity of the human person, so that every individual can benefit from the advances of technology; and that does not have as its sole goal greater profit or the gradual replacement of people in the workplace.
The Rome Call for AI Ethics comprises 3 impact areas and 6 principles.
The Three Impact Areas
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.
Transforming the world through the innovation of AI means undertaking to build a future for and with younger generations.
The development of AI in the service of humankind and the planet must be reflected in regulations and principles that protect people – particularly the weak and the underprivileged – and natural environments.
The Six Principles
AI systems must be understandable to all_
These systems must not discriminate against anyone because every human being has equal dignity_
there must always be someone who takes responsibility for what a machine does_
AI systems must not follow or create biases_
AI must be reliable_
.6 Security and Privacy
These systems must be secure and respect the privacy of users_