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Human-centered development and societal implementation of AI will contribute to the creation of a safe and resilient society and the enhancement of people's quality of life.
February 22, 2021
Hitachi establishes principles guiding the ethical use of AI in its Social Innovation Business
Hitachi, Ltd. today announced that it has established Principles guiding the ethical use of AI with a view toward the human-centered development of artificial intelligence (AI) and its societal implementation in Hitachi's Social Innovation Business with Lumada(1) as the engine for resolving increasingly complicated social problems. Principles guiding the ethical use of AI consist of three standards of conduct and seven items to be addressed which are established from the perspectives of safety, fairness, and privacy protection. Since its foundation, every individual employee in Hitachi maintains a high ethical code, strong values and sincere and proper behavior to contribute to society. To continuously respond to customers and partners, ensure their trust, and carry out Collaborative Creation activities together with them free from concerns, in addition to the unwavering policies mentioned above, Hitachi will ensure that risks are evaluated and that control measures are in place to mitigate them based on the stipulated Principles guiding the ethical use of AI. In so doing, it will contribute to the creation of a safe, comfortable and resilient society that champions human dignity and enhances people's quality of life.