FAQ

 
 

Whose definition of “responsible”? There’s no universal definition of responsible.

We want to provide developers, researchers, and technology providers to release their code/software but retain some leverage about how it might be used.
 

Why are you focusing only on these four domain areas (healthcare, justice, media, surveillance)?

This is the first version of the license. It is the first step in addressing potential misuse. We aim to build different licenses in a variety of domains and we will expand scope and improve the existing licenses over time.
 

Why are you focusing only on AI applications?

Recent advances in machine learning and pattern recognition have led to the development of powerful methods. These end-to-end methods mean that the same algorithm trained on different data can serve a very different purpose than the developer initially intended.
 

Why can’t I define my own clauses?

We are looking for community involvement and contributions to the design of these licenses. However, to make them legally robust, the clauses should be carefully designed by legal experts. Please write to us at responsibleailicenses@gmail.com or fill in the contact form if you have suggestions.
 

How do I use these licenses?

Responsible AI End-User License: For the end user license, we recommend you include this license in addition to your existing end user license agreements, if any. You can also use the end user license even if you do not have existing end-user license agreement.

Responsible AI Source Code License: We recommend you include a reference to this license at each modular block of your source code i.e. in each file and preferably at each code function/method, class, data structure definition and especially in methods that involve any algorithmic processing.