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BSA Welcomes EU High-Level Expert Group AI Ethics Guidelines

BRUSSELS – April 8, 2019 - BSA | The Software Alliance welcomes the release of the final Ethics Guidelines for Trustworthy AI, as an important step for ethical development and deployment of AI in the European Union. BSA Members are leaders in the development of cutting-edge AI tools, and have worked globally to ensure that Artificial Intelligence is designed and deployed responsibly. To that end, BSA has developed five Key Pillars for Responsible Artificial Intelligence, for facilitating responsible AI innovation, which can be found at ai.bsa.org.

“The AI Ethics Guidelines are a welcome addition to the global conversation on Artificial Intelligence” said Thomas Boué, BSA Director General, Policy – EMEA. “AI has the potential to revolutionize many aspects of our daily life, and the Ethics Guidelines are well placed to provide an innovation-friendly framework for all developers and researchers in the EU. We are particularly happy to see that the Guidelines took into account international efforts in this area, like the BSA five Key Pillars for Responsible Artificial Intelligence. We also look forward to working with the HLEG for their second deliverable on Policy and Investment.”


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