About the project
Increasingly, organizations are adopting principles and practices to help guide their work in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML) in a responsible way. However, one important aspect in upholding ‘responsible AI’ is the consideration of when and how to publish novel research in a way that maximizes benefits while mitigating potential harms.
The Partnership on AI (PAI) is undertaking a multistakeholder project to facilitate the exploration and thoughtful development of publication practices for responsible AI, building on our previous activities related to high-stakes research. Through convenings with the full spectrum of the AI/ML research community, this project intends to explore the challenges and trade-offs in responsible publication to shape best practices in AI research. Over 35 Partner organizations have contributed to this effort and we welcome further participation from the AI/ML research community.
The question of responsible publication is part of a broader discussion about research practices and ethics within the field. As AI/ML is applied in increasingly high-stakes contexts and touches more of our everyday lives, we are faced with the challenge of mitigating malicious use, unintended consequences, and accidents, so that we may all enjoy the many potential benefits of this transformative technology.