RESPONSIBLE AI LICENSES
Today, thousands of developers are working on machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms. Open source collaboration is an important channel to keep the technology moving forward. But the potential for technology being used in unintended ways is a cause for concern.
Releasing algorithms, code, or data can mean that developers & researchers must sacrifice control over the application of these artifacts. This can lead to a moral dilemma and harm the dissemination of scientific research. And if used irresponsibly, this can have a impact us all.
Responsible AI Licenses (RAIL) empower developers to restrict the use of their AI technology in order to prevent irresponsible and harmful applications.
How the AI licenses Work
What We Do
We provide both a source code license and an end-user license that developers can include with AI software to restrict its use.
These licenses include clauses for restrictions on the use, reproduction, and distribution of the code for potentially harmful domain applications of the technology. Version 0.1 focuses on four main areas: surveillance, computer-generated media, health care, and criminal justice.
What you Do
Attach the licenses to your source code or provide them as part of your end-user license agreement (EULA). The licenses are here.
Get in touch
We want the Responsible AI Licenses (RAIL) to be driven by a community of people who want to help design AI in a responsible and ethical manner. We would love to have your input on future versions of the AI licenses. Please get in touch.