AI Ethics

From principles to practice
Towards trustworthy AI design and audit


As the application of AI expands in a variety of fields, the ethical issues posed by AI are becoming more apparent.
To use AI with confidence and to achieve trusted AI,
Fujitsu has released an AI Ethics Impact Assessment to assess the ethical impact on people and society.
It enables us to understand the impact of AI before it is provided, and it can be used for trustworthy AI design and audit.

AI Ethics Impact Assessment White Paper

For developers and providers of AI systems, as well as customers using AI systems,
This document explains "AI Ethics Impact Assessment" for spreading trustworthy AI in society.
It enables us to understand the impact of AI before it is provided, and it can be used for trustworthy AI design and audit.

Table of Contents (18 pages)

Executive Summary
  1. 1.Introduction
    • AI Challenges
    • Efforts toward trustworthy AI
    • Our Efforts toward "Practice": AI Ethics Impact Assessment
    • Aims of the AI Ethics Impact Assessment
  2. 2.Trends in AI ethics
    • Developments in AI ethical principles and AI ethics guidelines
    • Legal and regulatory trends for AI
    • Trends in formulation of AI development guidelines
    • Trends in technical development to address AI ethical issues
    • Desirable future developments
  1. 3.AI Ethics Impact Assessment
    • Ideas for AI Ethics Impact Assessment
    • What is the AI Ethics Impact Assessment?
    • Effect of AI Ethics Impact Assessment
  2. 4.Conclusion

Example of AI ethics

Serial articles: Required for those who are involved in AI! Think about AI ethics

We would like everyone, from those who provide services using AI to those who are interested in AI and those who are using AI without knowing it, to know about "what kind of AI ethics should we think about" in an easy-to-understand manner with examples.

AI Ethics Impact Assessment Casebook

In order to recognize possible ethical risks associated with the use of AI systems and to deal with them appropriately, we applied AI Ethics Impact Assessment to some cases.
This document provides an opportunity for developers, providers, and customers of AI systems to recognize that ethical issues can arise with AI systems.

Table of Contents (51 pages)

  1. 1.Introduction
  2. 2.How to use it
  3. 3.Disclaimer
  4. 4.What is an AI Ethics Impact Assessment
  5. 5.Terminology, and how to interpret assessment results
  1. 6.Examples of application
    • Chatbot
    • Recruitment AI
    • Recidivism risk prediction
    • Facial recognition by police
    • Hiring decision AI for video interviews
    • Loan screening AI
    • Fruit grading
  2. 7.References

AI Ethics Impact Assessment Practice Guide

Procedure manual for conducting AI ethics impact assessments and AI ethics models.

How to use

  1. 1.Create system diagram for target AI
  2. 2.Analyze according to the Procedure manual
  3. 3.Complete the analysis chart shown in the casebook
    • →To be able to understand the ethical issues of AI in advance
    • →To be able to act appropriately on design, deployment and operation stage of AI


  • Procedure manual
  • AI Ethics Model
  • Analysis sheet
  • AI system pattern sheet
  • Use case summary sheet


  • The AI Ethics Workshop (September 2021) held jointly by mediaX and Fujitsu played a major role in the development of AI Ethics Impact Assessment.
  • Fujitsu issued a press release on AI Ethics Impact Assessment on February 21, 2022.

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