AI & Ethics
Setting the standard for ethical AI.
Earn an AI Ethics Badge
To receive an AI Ethics Badge, an organization, individual, or company must undergo our AI Ethics audit, in which we receive detailed information on your machine learning project and analyze the methodology. The suggested donation for an audit is $5k USD, however we are willing to coordinate with the needs of those we audit. Badges will be sent once we see our recommendations for ethical methodology have been deployed.
AI for Good Foundation is setting the standard for AI Ethics best practices in company, classroom, and policy settings.
Our work is informed by the UN Sustainable Development Goals — and the human rights they champion.
Read more below about our featured programs: The AI Ethics Audit and The AI Ethics Institute.
“While it remains critical to global AI adoption to maintain cultures of open and flexible innovation, it is imperative, more so with AI than arguably any other frontier technology, to develop repeatable frameworks and processes in order to enable accountability, reproducibility, and scalability. ‘Learning’ models, by design, improve and adjust overtime, so firms looking to make AI ubiquitous across their business need to implement appropriate processes to ensure responsible adoption and applications of this tech.”
Ethical AI Impact Areas
Bias & Equity
We believe AI can promote equity and increase transparency and accountability in the labor market and beyond.
We believe in a future where communities feel safe implementing AI with rigorous safety precautions and accountability.
We believe that broadening access to data, infrastructure, and knowledge is critical to inclusive and scalable solutions.
Risk & Governance
We believe responsible AI governance and risk analysis are necessary for innovation and measurable SDG progress.
"The ubiquity of AI will require us to answer countless ethical questions surrounding its use and control — from decreasing bias to improving transparency. We need shared frameworks that not only inform our answers to these questions, but involve more of society in deliberating them."
Bringing ethics to the forefront of business and research
The AI Ethics Audit
- Once registration is complete, our team including the AI for Good Ethics Institute, will evaluate your program and provide initial customized feedback, grade, and pathways forward.
- Learn more on how you can work with our team to improve, build programs and internal assessments, as well as incorporate ongoing learning
Our AI Ethics Audits are provided as a service at cost. The cost is a $5,000 donation deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. We encourage you to donate more than this in order to support our programs, such as improving equity and diversity in global labour markets, enhancing access to critical healthcare infrastructure, or mitigating the risks from increased climate variability. You may submit your registration without donating and our team will follow up with you. Additionally, if you would like to speak with us before completing the registration to learn more, please contact us at
"The increase in automated data-driven decision-making provides a wealth of opportunities to hold everyone to higher standards than ever before, and to eradicate discrimination from our economic and social systems."
-James Hodson, CEO
Real-world perspective and expertise
The AI Ethics Institute
The AI Ethics Institute is composed of our dedicated Council for Good Members. Providing thought leadership in this new and necessary area of study, we are developing best practices on the ethical use of artificial intelligence technologies, including understanding social model bias, data privacy, risk management, governance, and more. Our best practices inform our education, policy, and research programs, as well as our relationships with corporate stakeholders. The work of The Institute contributes a strong, centered vision in the global debate around AI ethics at community, organisational, regional, national, and international levels.
AI Ethics Ambassadors
AI Ethics for AI + SDG Launchpad
The work of the AI Ethics Institute informs not only the programs we offer corporate partners, but is also integral to our AI + SDG Launchpad curriculum. The AI + SDG Launchpad serves as a blueprint for single or multi-semester courses that allow students of the data-enabled sciences to engage with global challenges in the framework of UN Sustainable Development Goals in a structured and collaborative curriculum structure.
We are expanding our curriculum to HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities), as well as creating a free online learning course so that every student has equal access to our education, regardless of race, gender, or wealth.
Within each module of Launchpad, we offer applicable real world AI ethics topics including:
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