Artificial Intelligence and Democratic values

Year of production: 2020

Artificial Intelligence and Democratic Values: The AI Social Contract Index is the first global survey to assess progress toward trustworthy AI. The AI Index 2020 has the following objectives:

  1. to document the AI policies and practices of influential countries, based on publicly available sources,
  2. to establish a methodology for the evaluation of AI policies and practices, based on global norms,
  3. to assess AI policies and practices based on this methodology and to provide a basis for comparative evaluation,
  4. to provide the basis for future evaluations,
  5. to ultimately encourage all countries to make real the promise of AI that is trustworthy, human-centric, and provides broad social benefit to all.

Artificial Intelligence and Democratic Values report focuses on human rights, rule of law, and democratic governance metrics. Endorsement and implementation of the OECD/G20 AI Principles is among the primary metrics. Opportunities for the public to participate in the formation of national AI policy, as well as the creation of independent agencies to address AI challenges, is also among the metrics. Patents, publications, investment, and employment impacts are important metrics for the AI economy, but they are not considered here.

The first edition of Artificial Intelligence and Democratic Values examined AI policies and practices in the Top 25 countries by GDP and other high impact countries. These countries are Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States. High impact countries include Estonia, Israel, Kazakhstan, Rwanda, and Singapore. 

Artificial Intelligence and Democratic Values will be published on an annual basis and will evolve as country practices change and new issues emerge.


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The Center for AI and Digital Policy aims to ensure that artificial intelligence and digital policies promote a better society, more fair, more just, and more accountable – a world where technology promotes broad social inclusion based on fundamental rights, democratic institutions, and the rule of law. As an independent non-profit corporation, the Center for AI and Digital Policy will bring together world leaders, innovators, advocates, and thinkers to promote established frameworks for AI policy – including the OECD AI Principles and the Universal Guidelines for AI – and to explore emerging challenges.