University College Cork hosts the European Commission Tool for the Assessment List on Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence

17 Jul 2020

The European Commission welcomes today the Assessment List for Trustworthy AI (ALTAI), a check list for business and organisations to self-assess the trustworthiness of their artificial intelligence (AI) systems under development. This will further strengthen the benefits that AI yields to the economy and society as a whole.

The Assessment List for Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence (ALTAI), is a practical tool that helps business and organisations to self-assess the trustworthiness of their AI systems under development.


The concept of Trustworthy AI was introduced by the High-Level Expert Group on AI (AI HLEG) in the Ethics Guidelines for Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence (AI) and is based on seven key requirements:

• Human Agency and Oversight;
• Technical Robustness and Safety;
• Privacy and Data Governance;
• Transparency;
• Diversity, Non-discrimination and Fairness;
• Environmental and Societal well-being; and
• Accountability.

The AI HLEG translated these requirements into a detailed Assessment List, taking into account feedback from a six month long piloting process within the European AI community. Furthermore, to demonstrate the capability of such an Assessment. Professor Barry O’Sullivan, Vice-Chair of the AI HLEG and his team at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics and the SFI Centre for Research Training on Artificial Intelligence in the School of Computer Science & Information Technology at University College Cork, developed a prototype web based tool, to practically guide developers and deployers of AI through an accessible and dynamic checklist.



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School of Computer Science and Information Technology, Western Gateway Building, University College Cork, Western Road, Cork, Ireland