The core working group has been developing a set of responsible AI commitments and companion protocol over the past five months, with contributions from startup founders, investors, and policymakers including the U.S. Department of Commerce.
In May 2023, Responsible Innovation Labs convened a multi-sector working group that outlined the following goals:
- Focus on the needs of startups and investors
- Develop resources that foster innovation in AI and promote constructive competition
- Move fast to reduce risk and create conditions for progress on positive AI developments
- Create deliverables that are accessible, scalable, action-oriented, practical, and specific
- Inform and build space for effective, evidence-based public regulation
- Highlight and leverage the best existing open source tools, resources, and best practices
Responsible Innovation Labs designed this Protocol as a practical guide to help companies:
- Understand and adopt responsible AI goals and practices
- Create and follow a process informed by validated tools and best practices to incorporate into the product development lifecycle
- Contribute to the development of a transparent and responsible AI ecosystem
Working Group Participants
The core working group comprises representatives from multiple disciplines, sectors, and AI-related focus areas. Active core members include:
- Chloé Bakalar – Chief Ethicist, Meta
- Chris Kauffman - Principal, General Catalyst
- Dan Huttenlocher - Dean, MIT Schwarzman College of Computing
- Daniel Gross – Investor; former Apple, Y Combinator
- Jama Adams – Chief Operating Officer, Responsible Innovation Labs
- John Dickerson – Co-founder and Chief Scientist, Arthur.ai; Associate Prof, U of Maryland
- Jonathan Frankle – Chief Scientist, MosaicML
- Jon Zieger – Founding Executive Director, Responsible Innovation Labs
- Joy Tuffield – Growth Equity, Generation Investment Management
- Kevin Guo – Co-founder and CEO, Hive
- Lauren Wagner – Advisor, Responsible Innovation Labs; Fellow at the Berggruen Institute
- Liane Lovitt – Senior Policy Analyst, Anthropic
- Michelle Lee – former Under Sec. of Commerce, Director of USPTO; former Amazon, Google, MIT
- Munjal Shah –Co-founder and CEO, Hippocratic AI
- Navrina Singh – Founder and CEO, Credo AI; Member, National AI Advisory Committee
- Paula Goldman – Chief Ethical and Human Use Officer, Salesforce; Member, National AI Advisory Committee
- Rahul Roy-Chowdhury – CEO, Grammarly
- Aneesh Chopra – President, CareJourney; former United States CTO
We are also working closely with leading AI companies including Open AI and Anthropic, who have endorsed this effort and are actively contributing to our developing protocol. Numerous other organizations have expressed interest in contributing expertise, feedback, distribution, etc., including the Stanford Human-Centered AI Institute, McKinsey, Schmidt Futures, Ford Foundation, LinkedIn, Data & Trust Alliance, the Henry R. Kravis Foundation, Business Roundtable, and Responsible Innovation Labs members.
Our working group partners are working with us as individuals and do not represent a commitment from their respective firm, company, or organization.
The working group has released a set of voluntary responsible AI commitments, which can be viewed and signed here.
The responsible AI protocol (a much-requested, actionable ‘how-to’ for startups and investors) has been developed over the last five months alongside the commitments. View the protocol here.
Our working group is in the process of iterating on the protocol based on feedback we are receiving from early adopters. We are also working on a series of resources that can be used to support the protocol and implementation of the commitments.