On July 17th 2020, the European Commission’s High Level Expert Group on AI presented their final Assessment List for Trustworthy Artificial intelligence (ALTAI). This document follows the publication, by the same group, of the Ethics Guidelines for Trustworthy AI.
ALTAI is a document “intended for self-evaluation purposes” for peoples involved in the development of the AI technology, including developers, data scientists, front-end staff, legal officers, management staff, procurement officers, etc.
The document presents a set of questions aimed to assess the trustworthiness of AI technology. These questions are articulated around seven items:
- Human Agency and Oversight
- Technical Robustness and Safety
- Privacy and Data Governance
- Diversity, Non-discrimination and Fairness
- Societal and Environmental Well-being
The document also presents a new glossary which includes important legal terms such as accountability, bias etc. It should be reminded that the High-Level Expert Group previously published a document entitled “A definition of AI: Main capabilities and scientific disciplines”.