IEEE Announces Standards Project Addressing Algorithmic Bias Considerations

The initiation of IEEE P7003 comes in conjunction with the recent release of the IEEE publication Ethically Aligned Design: A Vision for Prioritizing Human Wellbeing with Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems, a document that encourages technologists to prioritize ethical considerations in the creation of autonomous and intelligent technologies. Both the document and IEEE P7003 are inspired by the work being done in The IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems.

“Engineers and technologists, and the organizations they work for, need to provide clarity around how the issues of bias are addressed in the creation and application of algorithms,” said Dr. Ansgar Koene, chair, IEEE P7003. “This standard will provide the required accountability to show algorithms are developed and applied without issues of negative bias aimed at protected characteristics of individuals or groups, including such considerations as race, gender and sexuality.”

To learn more about the project, or to join the Working Group please visit the IEEE P7003 website.