EthicsNet is building a community, one with the purpose of experimenting with different potential techniques to create datasets – examples of nice behaviours (such as social norms), to help socialise A.I.

Machine Intelligence requires large, well-documented datasets (examples) to be trained upon. Datasets often matter more than algorithms per se, though they rarely get proper credit for the value that they can create.

Datasets such as Fei-Fei Li's ImageNet have enabled the recent expansion in capability of machine intelligence in powerful new ways that otherwise would be impossible. We want to do the same for the space of kind behaviours – a range of experiments in how one can construct, collate, and annotate a range of datasets that reflect many different cultures, opinions and creeds, and which can expand in scope and nuance over time, to empower socially-aware thinking machines for generations to come.

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Being prosocial requires learning the preferences of others. We need a mechanism to reach those preferences to machines.

We recognise that what prosocial behavior looks like varies across time, geography, and culture. We intend to democratize access and opportunity for contribution to this world-changing system, that is currently concentrated in the hand of a few AI researchers/engineers.

Machine intelligences will simply amplify and return whatever data we give them. Our goal is to advance the field of machine ethics, by seeding technology that makes it easy to teach machines about ones individual and cultural behavioral preferences.

Our Massive Transformational PurposeHelp Machines Make Decisions That Enable Flourishing.

Both the code driving this project, and the ethical framework itself are open, and we encourage active contributions on both.

EthicsNet is a free and open-source project created as a public good for global society.

Please help us to enable a world with kinder machines.

 

Intentions

 

The intended outcomes of this project are the following:

  1. Empower other, further projects more easily – Seed an ecosystem than can leverage this data, and the means by which it is collected to accelerate developments in this area.

  2. Build a community that can help ensure the project gets taken forward with international collaboration between individuals, companies, and NGOs.

  3. Construct useful dataset(s) that can help to inform machine decision making on prosocial behavior, and the tools required to collect, collate, and annotate it.

  4. Enable cultural contextualization, for increased cultural competence of social machines.

  5. Enable a kind of a 'passport of values' whereby systems can learn ones personal value preferences, an important part of prosocial behavior.

 

Trustees

 
JAMES UHLMANN

JAMES UHLMANN

EMELIE SYDNEY-SMITH

EMELIE SYDNEY-SMITH

Eleanor ‘NeLL’ WATSON – Founding Chair

Eleanor ‘NeLL’ WATSON – Founding Chair

 

Implementation Team

 
DR. Anish mohammed – SYSTEM Architect   INFORMATION SECURITY AND BLOCKCHAIN expert

DR. Anish mohammed – SYSTEM Architect

INFORMATION SECURITY AND BLOCKCHAIN expert

DR. REMCO BLOEMEN – ALGORITHMIC ENGINEER   CYBERSECURITY EXPERT AND custom algorithm designer

DR. REMCO BLOEMEN – ALGORITHMIC ENGINEER

CYBERSECURITY EXPERT AND custom algorithm designer

NELL WATSON CFBCS FIAP FRSA fRSS FLS – CREATIVE EVANGELIST   MACHINE LEARNING SPECIALIST, EDUCATOR, tech philosopher

NELL WATSON CFBCS FIAP FRSA fRSS FLS – CREATIVE EVANGELIST

MACHINE LEARNING SPECIALIST, EDUCATOR, tech philosopher

 
OLA ORCHOWSKA – DESIGN Enthusiast   human-technology interactions Designer

OLA ORCHOWSKA – DESIGN Enthusiast

human-technology interactions Designer

FRANZISKA LippoldT – MATHEMATICIAN   APPLIED ML & CRYPTOGRAPHIC MATH AND STATISTICS

FRANZISKA LippoldT – MATHEMATICIAN

APPLIED ML & CRYPTOGRAPHIC MATH AND STATISTICS

ROSHAWN TERRELL – INFORMATION THEORIST   ENTROPIC COMPUTING AND COUNTERFACTUAL ANALYSIS

ROSHAWN TERRELL – INFORMATION THEORIST

ENTROPIC COMPUTING AND COUNTERFACTUAL ANALYSIS

 
NIKOLA STOJKOVIC – ETHICIST   analytic philosopher and ai ethics adept

NIKOLA STOJKOVIC – ETHICIST

analytic philosopher and ai ethics adept

ADAM ALONZI – ETHICAL ANALYST   INTERDISCIPLINARY ANALySt

ADAM ALONZI – ETHICAL ANALYST

INTERDISCIPLINARY ANALySt

Prof. DR. Phaedra MohammeD – CULTURAL TECHNOLOGIST   Cultural Contextualisation Specialist

Prof. DR. Phaedra MohammeD – CULTURAL TECHNOLOGIST

Cultural Contextualisation Specialist

Mentors & Advisors

 
PrOF. DR. WENDELL WALLACH – ETHICIST, SCHOLAR, AUTHOR Of  MORAL MACHINES

PrOF. DR. WENDELL WALLACH – ETHICIST, SCHOLAR, AUTHOR Of MORAL MACHINES

PrOF. DR. AMITAI ETZIONI – esteemed Professor, author, and socio-economist

PrOF. DR. AMITAI ETZIONI – esteemed Professor, author, and socio-economist

Dr. LOUIS ROSENBERG – Prolific inventor, CEO OF UNANIMOUS AI

Dr. LOUIS ROSENBERG – Prolific inventor, CEO OF UNANIMOUS AI

Mieke De Ketelaere – Ethical AI Evangelist, FEDERAL AI Expert

Mieke De Ketelaere – Ethical AI Evangelist, FEDERAL AI Expert

PROF. DR. NATASHA VITA-MORE – STRATEGIC DESIGNER, Ethics PROFESSOR

PROF. DR. NATASHA VITA-MORE – STRATEGIC DESIGNER, Ethics PROFESSOR

Tom Marsh – CEO OF AI One

Tom Marsh – CEO OF AI One

Vinay Chaudhri – AI & Knowledge rep. Consultant

Vinay Chaudhri – AI & Knowledge rep. Consultant

Eric Shuss – CEO of Iwithin & cogbotics

Eric Shuss – CEO of Iwithin & cogbotics

Charles Line – 'Pragmatic innovation' specialist, development mentor

Charles Line – 'Pragmatic innovation' specialist, development mentor

Joel Burke – CEO of Inventjin

Joel Burke – CEO of Inventjin

JEFF BONE – Founder of topsight GROUP, former principal of RGM

JEFF BONE – Founder of topsight GROUP, former principal of RGM

Allison duettmann – AI Safety researcher, Foresight Institute

Allison duettmann – AI Safety researcher, Foresight Institute

Monica anderson – CEO OF Syntience, Inc.

Monica anderson – CEO OF Syntience, Inc.

JONATHAN YAN – AI STRATEGIST, FOUNDER OF REAL.AI

JONATHAN YAN – AI STRATEGIST, FOUNDER OF REAL.AI

JOSEFIN LILJEQVIST – Economic traceABILITY SPECIALIST

JOSEFIN LILJEQVIST – Economic traceABILITY SPECIALIST

RICARDO SILVA – BIOENGINEER, NEUROSCIENTIST

RICARDO SILVA – BIOENGINEER, NEUROSCIENTIST

Ceyhun karasu – AI Safety and Ethics Researcher

Ceyhun karasu – AI Safety and Ethics Researcher

HERMIONE WAY – FORMER HEAD OF EUROPEAN COMMS AT TINDER

HERMIONE WAY – FORMER HEAD OF EUROPEAN COMMS AT TINDER

 

EthicsNet Ambassadors

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DENIS RIVIN – TECHNOLOGICALLY-FACILITATED ALTRUISM ADVOCATE   ETHICSNET AMBASSADOR, NORDICS

DENIS RIVIN – TECHNOLOGICALLY-FACILITATED ALTRUISM ADVOCATE

ETHICSNET AMBASSADOR, NORDICS

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Problems which bear directly on the future of our civilization... cannot be disposed of by general talk or vague formulae — by what Lincoln called ‘pernicious abstractions.’

They require concrete solutions for definite and extremely complicated questions.
— George C. Marshall