At Globant our mission is to transform the world, one step at the time. With our capabilities and knowledge around Artificial Intelligence (AI) and digital trends, we can help organizations thrive and change the way they relate to users and employees. In order to incorporate AI in the organization, we must unite with the client and embrace a common vision, overcoming ethical challenges and social risks. Therefore we needed to form our Artificial Intelligence Manifesto.

Artificial Intelligence Manifesto

Globant has defined this AI Manifesto, a set of principles that states what we believe and encourage. Moreover our goal is to define what we do and what we don’t do with AI. We encourage you to read them, embrace them, and share them.

What we will do with AI:

Augmented Intelligence: AI should exist to cooperate with humans and to improve humanity. Collaborate with humans on complex tasks and facilitate their work, relieving them from tedious tasks, and elevating them.

Respectful data: A data-driven culture means having clean and accurate data, compliant with laws and regulations, guaranteeing privacy and intimacy of all individuals. Meet strict reliability, security, and integrity standards.

Fairness: We are responsible for the data and how its use may affect society. We will promote data-driven outcomes that are unbiased in terms of race, ethnicity, gender, nationality, income, sexual orientation, ability, and political or religious beliefs. Avoid biased results as much as possible to eliminate unfair outcomes.

Transparent: We are committed to pursue algorithmic accountability. Thus AI products must preempt the risks of user data misuse and protect from imprudent use. Create products that are transparent and open in their purposes and results. Exercise caution by anticipating adverse consequences.

Social Contribution: Ensure access to relevant forms of knowledge, promoting fundamental skills and critical thinking among the community. Open, promote, and facilitate access to AI research for the community.

We will not pursue any AI applications which contravene or may contravene any law or regulation, the public order and good morals, which includes, among any others:

1) AI systems developed to spread untrustworthy information.
2) The dissemination or misuse of algorithms.
3) Misuse of sensitive characteristics such as race, ethnicity, gender, nationality, income, sexual orientation, ability, and political or religious beliefs.
4) Implementations that may cause or directly facilitate injury to people.
5) Projects that imply contravening widely accepted principles of international law and human rights, such as Information security and others.

AI is a field that is constantly evolving. Likewise, this Manifesto is a guideline, to be revised and adapted according to the evolution of knowledge and techniques. We will roll with the technology, but remain constant in the ethical standards of international law and human rights.

If you are interested in learning more, email us at: AI@globant.com.

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