The final Assessment List for Trustworthy AI (ALTAI) presented by the European High Level Expert Group on AI is intended for self-evaluation purposes. It is based on the initial assessment list outlined in the Ethics Guidelines for Trustworthy AI created by the high level group and published in 2019. It is firmly grounded in the protection of people’s fundamental rights and provides an initial approach for the evaluation of Trustworthy AI.
The Assessment List for Trustworthy AI (ALTAI) is intended for flexible use: organisations can draw on elements relevant to the particular AI system from this Assessment List for Trustworthy AI (ALTAI) or add elements to it as they see fit, taking into consideration the sector they operate in. It helps organisations understand what Trustworthy AI is, in particular what risks an AI system might generate, and how to minimize those risks while maximising the benefit of AI. It is intended to help organisations identify how proposed AI systems might generate risks, and to identify whether and what kind of active measures may need to be taken to avoid and minimise those risks. Organisations will derive the most value from this Assessment List (ALTAI) by active engagement with the questions it raises, which are aimed at encouraging thoughtful reflection to provoke appropriate action and nurture an organisational culture committed to developing and maintaining Trustworthy AI systems. It raises awareness of the potential impact of AI on society, the environment, consumers, workers and citizens (in particular children and people belonging to marginalised groups). It encourages the involvement of all relevant stakeholders. It helps to gain insight on whether meaningful and appropriate solutions or processes to accomplish adherence to the seven requirements (as outlined above) are already in place or need to be put in place.
The Assessment List for Trustworthy AI (ALTAI) has also benefited from a piloting phase in which the AI HLEG received valuable feedback through fifty in-depth interviews with selected companies; input through an open work stream on the AI Alliance to provide best practices; and, via two publicly accessible questionnaires for technical and non-technical stakeholders.
The Assessment List for Trustworthy AI (ALTAI) exists in a Pdf as well as an online interactive version.
The Assessment List and Online Tool:
Other relevant links from the European Commission:
- AI White Paper – Public consultation results
- Summary report of Public Consultation’s results
- Artificial intelligence: The Commission welcomes the opportunities offered by the final Assessment List for Trustworthy AI (ALTAI)
- Policy Page on AI
Gry Hasselbalch was a member of the High-Level Expert Group on AI