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Guide: Ethical principles and (non-)existing legal rules for AI


  • Thomas Gils (CiTiP KU Leuven)
  • Brahim Bénichou (CiTiP KU Leuven)
  • Koen Vranckaert (CiTiP KU Leuven)
  • Ellen Wauters (CiTiP KU Leuven)
  • Jan De Bruyne (CiTiP KU Leuven)

Published by: Knowledge Centre Data & Society

Context of the guide

In this guide, the Knowledge Centre Data and Society (KCDS) examines the extent to which the questions in the Assessment List for Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence (ALTAI) for self-assessment are already reflected in the existing legal framework and whether there are certain relevant rules that are consistent with the ethical requirements. We also highlight the instances in which there is still room for clarification or refinement.

Structure of the guide

We explore each of the seven ethical requirements in more detail via the following questions:

  • What does the ethical requirement mean?

  • Which rules already reflect the ethical requirement or can serve as inspiration for adopting (additional) provisions in addition to the requirement?

  • Where are the possible points of improvement and/or points of attention?

  • What tools are already in place/could be used to fulfil the ethical requirement?

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Last update: 2022.11.22, v0.1