OpenEth is a machine ethics research company established for public benefit.

We are creating the first dataset for machine ethics, alongside various co-creation tools necessary to curate and develop it. 

Machine Intelligence requires large, well-documented datasets for it to be trained upon, and datasets such as Fei-Fei Li's ImageNet has enabled the recent expansion in capability of machine intelligence in powerful ways. 

We want to do the same for the space of ethics; a living dataset that can expand in scope and nuance over time, and empower socially-aware thinking machines for generations to come.


We have a vision of building a safer and more just world, by enabling humans and machines to make better decisions, and creating trust through verifiable behavioural rulesets.

We recognise that ethics are varied 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.

Our goal is to advance the field of machine ethics, by seeding a framework for analysis of various ethical situations, in a way that can be easily understood by both humans and machines.

We seek new ways of expressing ethics computationally, by building on the latest and best available research. Creating a computable framework of ethics is an extremely challenging and daring endeavour, but one with the potential to change the path of civilization.

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

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

 

Intentions

 

The intended outcomes of this project are the following:

  • Empower other, further projects more easily – Seed an ecosystem than can leverage this framework and accelerate developments in this area.

  • Use known techniques that are state of the art – Make the best of current machine ethics techniques open, accessible, and meaningful to the masses.

  • Direct and actionable implementations – Empower proof of concepts that demonstrate practical solutions to real-world problems using this technology.

  • Build a community that can help ensure the project gets taken forward – Our small team cannot accomplish this mammoth task alone, it requires international collaboration between individuals, companies, and NGOs.

  • Build upon existing ethical frameworks, standards, and best practices such as those of the IEEE or The UN Declaration of Human Rights.
  • Deterministic ethics that can always give the same result given identical conditions, easily understood by both machines and humans

  • Enable the development of standards within ethics than can be generally agreed-upon, and can be followed, interpreted, and improved upon by all ethical agents.

 

Core Team

 
 
Anish mohammed, MD–PhD – SYSTEM Architect INFORMATION SECURITY AND BLOCKCHAIN expert

Anish mohammed, MD–PhD – SYSTEM Architect

INFORMATION SECURITY AND BLOCKCHAIN expert

REMCO BLOEMEN, PhD – ALGORITHMIC ENGINEER CYBERSECURITY EXPERT AND custom algorithm designer

REMCO BLOEMEN, PhD – ALGORITHMIC ENGINEER

CYBERSECURITY EXPERT AND custom algorithm designer

NELL WATSON, FBCS, FIAP, FRSA – CREATIVE EVANGELIST EDUCATOR, tech philosopher, 2017 Foresight fellow (machine ethics)

NELL WATSON, FBCS, FIAP, FRSA – CREATIVE EVANGELIST

EDUCATOR, tech philosopher, 2017 Foresight fellow (machine ethics)

 
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

 

Mentors & Advisors

 
WENDELL WALLACH – ETHICIST, SCHOLAR, AUTHOR Of MORAL MACHINES

WENDELL WALLACH – ETHICIST, SCHOLAR, AUTHOR Of MORAL MACHINES

AMITAI ETZIONI – esteemed Professor, author, and socio-economist

AMITAI ETZIONI – esteemed Professor, author, and socio-economist

LOUIS ROSENBERG – Prolific inventor, CEO OF UNANIMOUS AI

LOUIS ROSENBERG – Prolific inventor, CEO OF UNANIMOUS AI

Joel Burke – CEO of Inventjin  

Joel Burke – CEO of Inventjin
 

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

Charles Line – 'Pragmatic innovation' specialist

HERMIONE WAY – FORMER HEAD OF EUROPEAN COMMS AT TINDER

HERMIONE WAY – FORMER HEAD OF EUROPEAN COMMS AT TINDER

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

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

Monica anderson – CEO OF Syntience, Inc.

Monica anderson – CEO OF Syntience, Inc.

 
 

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