Responsible AI

Responsible Innovation Labs has engaged a cross-sector coalition to develop a set of commitments and a protocol to guide the venture and startup ecosystem in the first industry-driven, pro-innovation responsible AI standards for startups.

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Our Responsible AI Coalition

Coalition Participants

The core working group comprises representatives from multiple disciplines, sectors, and AI-related focus areas. Active core members include:

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 coalition partners are working with us as individuals and do not represent a commitment from their respective firm, company, or organization.


In May, Responsible Innovation Labs convened a multi-sector working group that outlined the following goals:

Responsible Innovation Labs designed this Protocol as a practical guide to help companies:


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.


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. We re working privately with a series of organizations to iterate on it before making the document public.

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