Ethics at the heart of AI

More than a report, a call for collaboration…

This document is the result of a collaborative effort involving specialists in ethics, philosophy, computer science and economics. Its goal is to detail and clarify the role ethics should play in the age of Artificial Intelligence (AI) by highlighting how this notion can be applied and implemented effectively and successfully. It advocates for an ethic focused on reflexivity and dialogue, and it concerns all those involved in the development of AI, whether directly or indirectly.

The document also highlights the practical methodological approach used to construct the Montreal Declaration, and also proposes a number of recommendations. In short, this paper argues for the inclusion of a genuine ethical reflection at all stages of the AI developmental process. It is a call for collaboration between ethicists, developers and members of the industry, to truly put ethics at the heart of AI.


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Lyse Langlois, Ph.D, 
Professor, Department of Industrial Relations, Université Laval, OBVIA CEO

Marc-Antoine Dilhac, Ph.D
Professor, Department of Philosophy, Université de Montréal, 
OBVIA Scientific Director-Governance and International Collaboration

Jim Dratwa, Ph.D
Advisor to the European Commission and Head of the Ethics in Science and New Technologies Team

Thierry Ménissier, Ph.D
Professor of Philosophy at Université Grenoble Alpes, 
Head of the Ethics and AI Chair at the Grenoble MIAI Institute (PIA 3IA)

Jean-Gabriel Ganascia, Ph.D
Professor of Computer Science at Sorbonne Université
Chairman of the CNRS Ethics Committee

Daniel Weinstock, Ph.D
Professor of Philosophy, Law Department, McGill University

Luc Bégin, Ph.D
Professor, Faculty of Philosophy, Université Laval

Allison Marchildon, Ph.D
Professor, Department of Philosophy and Applied Ethics, Université de Sherbrooke 
and co-head of OBVIA’s Ethics, Governance and Democracy Axis

Coordination and research support :

Félix-Arnaud Morin-Bertrand
M.A, Research professional at OBVIA

Acknowledgements :

Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin, Ph.D
Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Industrial Engineering at Polytechnique Montréeal
CEO of CIRANO, OBVIA Scientific Director - Tools, Monitoring and Surveys

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